March 19, 2021

Around the nation: Massachusetts announces all adults 16+ can get Covid-19 vaccine by April 19

Daily Briefing

    Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Wednesday announced that all Massachusetts residents ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine on April 19, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New York.

    • Massachusetts: Gov. Charlie Baker (R) in a tweet on Wednesday announced that that all Massachusetts residents ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine on April 19. Baker said the state will gradually expand vaccine eligibility—opening vaccinations to adults ages 60 and older as well as employees in certain fields to receive vaccines beginning on March 22 and adults ages 55 and older and those with a certain medical condition starting on April 5 (Williams, The Hill, 3/17).
    • Minnesota: The Mayo Clinic on Monday announced it has received a $60 million donation from Helene Houle, a philanthropist in St. Paul. In honor of the gift, Mayo said it will name its recently built patient tower after Houle's late husband, John Nasseff. The tower is 11 stories, 430,000 square feet, and contains 162 patient beds (Paavola, Becker's Hospital CFO Report, 3/16).
    • New York: Catholic Health has named Patrick O'Shaughnessy as president and CEO, effective April 16. O'Shaughnessy currently serves as EVP and CCO of Catholic Health and has previously served as the health system's CMO. O'Shaughnessy will succeed Alan Guerci, who is retiring (Gooch, Becker's Hospital Review, 3/17).
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