October 16, 2019

Around the nation: College mulls reinstating nurse pinning ceremony

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    More than 6,300 people have petitioned Bristol Community College to bring the ceremony back, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Illinois, and Massachusetts.

    • Georgia: Emory University Hospital Midtown has received state approval to build a 17-story, $469 million cancer tower. The tower will be 455,000 square feet and will have 64 beds and six ORs. Construction on the tower is expected to end in 2023 (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/14).

    • Illinois: OSF HealthCare and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers have announced that their hospital boards have approved a merger between the two entities. The merger, which is still subject to regulatory approval, would be named OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed (HealthLeaders Media, 10/14).

    • Massachusetts: Bristol Community College has announced it will consider reinstating its nurse pinning ceremony following a student petition that has received over 6,300 signatures. The community college had decided to end the ceremony to increase attendance at commencement. In the past, many students would skip commencement in favor of attending the pinning ceremony (Allard, Fall River Herald News, 10/14).

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