March 27, 2019

Around the nation: Maine Medical Center's labor and delivery unit has 9 pregnant nurses

Daily Briefing

    Nine nurses who work in the labor and delivery unit at Maine Medical Center are pregnant and due to deliver between April and July, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Iowa, Maine, and Maryland.

    • Iowa: Cherokee Regional Medical Center has named Gary Jordan as its president and CEO. Jordan most recently served as CEO of Saint Luke's Health System's Wright Memorial Hospital in Missouri, and previously served in president and CEO roles with Mercy Health (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 3/22).

    • Maine: Nine nurses who work in the labor and delivery unit at Maine Medical Center are pregnant and due to deliver between April and July. Samantha Giglio, one of the pregnant nurses, said, "It's comforting knowing we'll be taking care of each other" (Yancey-Bragg, USA Today, 3/25).

    • Maryland: Thermo Fisher Scientific announced it is purchasing Brammer Bio for $1.7 billion. Brammer develops gene therapies and gene-modified cell therapies for pharmaceutical companies. Thermo Fisher said Brammer is expected to bring in a total revenue of $250 million this year (Hopkins/Lombardo, Wall Street Journal, 3/24).

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