May 3, 2019

Around the nation: Walgreens to train pharmacists in mental health and substance misuse

Daily Briefing

    Walgreens Boots Alliance has partnered with the American Pharmacists Association and the National Council for Behavioral Health to provide mental health and substance misuse training for its pharmacists and staff, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

    • Arizona: Mayo Clinic has named Richard Gray as CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Gray is currently the chair of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Arizona and Mayo's Breast Specialty Council. He will succeed Wyatt Decker, who retired in December 2018 (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/1).
    • Illinois: Walgreens Boots Alliance has partnered with the American Pharmacists Association and the National Council for Behavioral Health to provide mental health and substance misuse training for its pharmacists and staff. Together, the three created an online version of the Mental Health First Aid program, which instructs people without clinical background how to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis (Ross Johnson, Modern Healthcare, 5/1; Japsen, Forbes, 5/1).
    • Wisconsin: Brandon Arndt, a 27-year-old nurse at SSM Health St. Mary's, has been named the fittest nurse in America by CrossFit. Arndt won the nurse subcategory of this year's CrossFit Open, an online competition in which people submit workout videos and statistics in an effort to earn a place in the CrossFit Games (Quintana, Fox47, 4/30).

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