January 28, 2021

Around the nation: Sen. Patrick Leahy briefly hospitalized after 'not feeling well'

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    Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday was briefly sent to George Washington University Hospital "for observation" after "not feeling well" Tuesday night, according to David Carle, a spokesperson for Leahy's office, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia and Illinois.

    • District of Columbia: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday was briefly sent to George Washington University Hospital "for observation" after "not feeling well" Tuesday night, according to David Carle, a spokesperson for Leahy's office. Leahy, 80, first had been examined by the attending physician in the Capitol, who recommended that Leahy go to the hospital. After receiving test results and a "thorough examination," Carle said Leahy was sent home later that Tuesday evening (Cochrane/Gold, New York Times, 1/26; Emma, Politico, 1/26; Cioffi, Roll Call, 1/26).
    • District of Columbia: President Biden has named Kevin O'Connor as the White House physician. O'Connor, a retired U.S. Army colonel, served as Biden's physician while Biden was vice president. O'Connor is replacing Sean Conley, who served as former President Donald Trump's physician and oversaw Trump's treatment while he was hospitalized for Covid-19 (Miller, Associated Press, 1/25; Liptak, CNN, 1/25).
    • Illinois: Walgreens Boots Alliance has named Rosalind Brewer as its next CEO. Brewer currently serves as COO of Starbucks and previously served as CEO of Walmart's Sam's Club division. Brewer will replace current Walgreen's CEO Stefano Pessina, who announced last July that he'd step down as CEO once a replacement was found (Mattioli/Lombardo, Wall Street Journal, 1/26).

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