August 28, 2019

Around the nation: A tourist with measles visited Disneyland, alarming public health officials

Daily Briefing

    A teenager with measles on a trip from New Zealand visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Madame Tussauds, and the Santa Monica Pier earlier this month, potentially exposing large numbers of people to the disease, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Connecticut, and Tennessee.

    • California: A teenager with measles on a trip from New Zealand visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Madame Tussauds, and the Santa Monica Pier earlier this month, potentially exposing large numbers of people to the disease. Officials in Los Angeles and Orange County said they're attempting to find anyone who may have been exposed to the virus and is showing symptoms (Krakow, Washington Post, 8/24).

    • Connecticut: The Cigna Foundation recently announced that it will provide up to $5 million in grants to community organizations to reduce child food insecurity. Cigna will fund programs that bracket or augment school-related efforts to provide both food and nutritional education to children (Lagasse, Healthcare Finance News, 8/26).

    • Tennessee: Keith Goodwin, president and CEO of East Tennessee Children's Hospital, this week announced he plans to retire effective once his successor is named, which is expected to be early next year. During his time at East Tennessee Children's, the hospital opened a new neonatal intensive care unit, surgery center, and outpatient clinics, and launched pediatric urgent care (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 8/23).

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