September 3, 2019

Around the nation: Nurses put on impromptu Backstreet Boys concert for patient

Daily Briefing

    When a patient at Northside Hospital in Atlanta had to miss a much-anticipated Backstreet Boys concert, a group of nurses decided to give her a Backstreet Boys concert of their own.

    • Georgia: When a patient at Northside Hospital in Atlanta had to miss a much-anticipated Backstreet Boys concert, a group of nurses decided to give her a Backstreet Boys concert of their own. The patient, Amanda Coley, a 36-year-old mother of four, was diagnosed with leukemia two weeks before the Aug. 21 concert and was unable to attend. When staff at Northside learned Coley's story, about a dozen people put on a surprise concern in her hospital room, singing a lineup of hits by the band. The performance drew a response on Twitter from Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter (Pelletiere, "Good Morning America," ABC, 8/27).


    • Florida: Broward Health Medical Center has named Heather Havericak, RN, as its new CEO. Havericak has served as interim CEO of Broward since March and previously served as the hospital's COO. Havericak also was associate VP of strategic and administrative services for the hospital (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 8/29).

    • Michigan: Allegan Healthcare Group last week announced it had signed a definitive agreement with Ascension to join Ascension Michigan. Under the agreement, which took effect Sept. 1, Allegan General Hospital, Allergan's hospital foundation, and all of its provider practices have become part of Ascension (Ellison, Becker’s Hospital Review, 8/29).

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