Bernard Tyson passed away suddenly last month after leading the organization for 13 years, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
- California: Kaiser Permanente on Tuesday announced Gregory Adams will succeed the late Bernard Tyson as chair and CEO. Tyson died suddenly last month after leading the organization for 13 years. Adams, who was hired by Tyson in 1999, previously oversaw all eight Kaiser regions as well as the organization's Medicare delivery strategy (Rinker, San Francisco Business Times, 12/10).
- North Carolina: Employees with T.A. Loving Construction Company on Tuesday continued an annual tradition by bringing toys to patients at the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital at Vidant Medical Center. The tradition originated in 2011, when construction workers noticed children in the hospital windows. The company dropped off more than 300 toys to the children and donated $4,200 to the hospital this year (WITN, 12/10).
- Pennsylvania: Lehigh Valley Health Network last week broke ground on its ninth hospital in the state. The new hospital will be called Leigh Valley Hospital-Hecktown Oaks and will be next to a cancer center and medical office building. It will be open to patients in summer 2021, according to Becker's Hospital Review (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/9).