April 29, 2019

Around the nation: 12 nurses at San Diego hospital labor and delivery unit are pregnant

Daily Briefing

    Twelve nurses in the labor and delivery department of Sharp Hospital in San Diego are pregnant, with due dates ranging from May to October, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, New York, and Virginia.

    • California: Twelve nurses in the labor and delivery department of Sharp Hospital in San Diego are pregnant, with due dates ranging from May to October. Martyna Feather, one of the nurses, said, "We love babies so, when we don't see enough babies on our floor, we make our own and we give each other business" (Peña, KGTV, 4/20; Gregorio-Nieto, KNSD, 4/19).

    • New York: Ed Day—county executive of Rockland County, New York—has renewed a state of emergency established to combat a measles outbreak that has infected 200 people in the county since October 2018. The original state of emergency, which was issued in March and was set to expire last week, mandated that measles-exposed residents avoid public spaces. The extended order, which does not contain the provision mandating that measles-exposed individuals avoid public spaces, will be in effect until May 25. However, the Rockland County Department of Health will continue enforcing Commissioner's Orders that mandate individuals who have measles or who have been exposed to measles must avoid public spaces or face a $2,000-a-day fine, WABC-TV reports (AP/Sacramento Bee, 4/25; WABC-TV, 4/25).

    • Virginia: Inova Health System last week held a grand opening ceremony for its $150 million cancer treatment center in Fairfax County. The health network said the treatment center will expand its "personalized medicine" operations, which use a patient's genetic information to develop customized treatments. The treatment center, named the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, will start accepting patients on May 13 (Olivo, Washington Post, 4/24).

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