August 8, 2019

Around the nation: Amid the Dayton shooting's chaos, one nurse rushed to help

Daily Briefing

    After running for her life, Kayla Miller stopped to assist in the medical response to the mass shooting, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Louisiana, and Ohio.

    • Florida: Ascension Sacred Heart has named Dawn Rudolph president of Sacred Heart Hospital effective fall of this year. Rudolph is currently president and CEO of Ascension's St. Vincent's Medical Center and previously served as chief experience officer for Ascension Saint Thomas Health (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 8/6).
    • Louisiana: Louisiana's health department on Monday announced that it has chosen four companies to manage Medicaid care for 1.7 million Louisiana beneficiaries starting in January 2020. The contracts will go to AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, Community Care Health Plan of Louisiana, Humana Health Benefit Plan of Louisiana, and United Healthcare Community Plan. The terms of the new deals will be negotiated with Gov. John Bel Edwards' (D) administration (Deslatte, Associated Press, 8/5).
    • Ohio: When gunshots broke out in Dayton last weekend, Kayla Miller, a critical care nurse, ran for her life, but then stopped to assist in the medical response. Authorities shot down the gunman about 30 seconds after the shooting began. Nine people were killed and at least 27 were injured in the mass shooting. Miller said felt compelled to help in any way she was able, according to People. "I look down the sidewalk and see just a row of bodies," Miller said (Baker, People, 8/5).
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