Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday was released from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after seeking care for chills and a fever, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, District of Columbia, and Ohio.
- Colorado: The Mesa County Valley School District closed all 46 schools in the district on Thursday and Friday in an effort to stop the spread of a contagious virus that caused more than 3,400 students to be absent last week. Symptoms of the illness include diarrhea and vomiting, as well as a fever in some cases. The Mesa County Public Health Department said the illness can develop quickly with people having a sudden vomiting episode, which in many cases have been occurring in public. "That's causing the further spread of the illness and making it more concerning than a typical gastrointestinal virus, much like norovirus," the department said. Department officials are monitoring the situation and currently treating it as a norovirus outbreak (Mansoor, TIME, 11/21).
- District of Columbia/Maryland: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Sunday after seeking treatment for chills and a fever. Ginsburg first sought care at a hospital in the District of Columbia on Friday after experiencing the symptoms. She later was transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital for additional evaluations. The Supreme Court in a statement said Ginsburg "is home and doing well" after a course of antibiotics and fluids (Chiacu, Reuters, 11/24).
- Ohio: Cleveland Clinic has named James Merlino as its first chief clinical transformation officer, effective Dec. 1. Merlino previously served as chief experience officer and associate chief of staff at Cleveland Clinic from 2009 to 2014. He also served as chief transformation officer at Press Ganey (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 11/22).