May 14, 2019

Around the nation: NFL player J.J. Watt visits patients at American Family Children's Hospital

Daily Briefing

    Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt visited patients at American Family Children's Hospital on Saturday, after delivering the commencement address at the University of Wisconsin, where he attended college, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

    • New York: NYC Health + Hospitals on Friday announced its first nurse recruitment campaign, called Nurses4NYC. The campaign will include posters and video testimonials from nurses at NYC Health + Hospitals, and aims to fill open nursing positions, as well as expand access to community-based primary care within New York City (Gooch, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/10).
    • Ohio: OhioHealth has finished its new 270,000 square-foot, $90 million administrative building near Riverside Methodist Hospital. The building consolidates 22 locations into one and will house 1,600 employees (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/10).
    • Wisconsin: Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt visited patients at American Family Children's Hospital on Saturday, after delivering the commencement address at the University of Wisconsin, where he attended college. Watt spent his time at American Family signing footballs and taking pictures with patients (WKOW, 5/12).

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