April 22, 2019

Around the nation: 11 labor and delivery nurses pregnant at Ohio hospital

Daily Briefing

    The nurses' due dates range from May to October, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Kansas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

    • Kansas: Truman Medical Centers has received a $10 million donation from the Sunderland Foundation to expand its newborn intensive care unit. The donation will go toward Truman's goal of raising $18.8 million to create private rooms for 29 newborns and to create a family birthplace that allows all new mothers to have private rooms (Lieberman, Kansas City Business Journal, 4/18).

    • Ohio: Eleven labor and delivery nurses at Miami Valley Hospital are pregnant. The nurses' due dates range from May to October. Lindsey Highley, a nurse at the hospital, "Knowing that our coworkers are going to be there when we deliver is very comforting" (Kindelan, "Good Morning America," ABC, 4/19).

    • Pennsylvania: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh last week received a $500,000 donation from the charity YourMomCares to develop a new mental health app for teens. The donation will fund a pilot study of the app that includes 500 patients. The app will offer mental health coaching sessions and games that teach patients healthy coping techniques. Eva Szigethy, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at UPMC Children's, said the goal of the app is to "capture [adolescents'] behavioral health needs by integrating our research into a technological solution that will appeal to this age group" (O'Toole, Next Pittsburgh, 4/18).

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