November 10, 2021

Around the nation: Prevea Health ends a 9-year partnership with Aaron Rodgers

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    Prevea Health ended a nine-year partnership with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin.

    • Ohio: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center announced that Evaline Alessandrini will replace Steve Davis as COO following his Nov. 22 transition to his new role as president and CEO. According to Davis, "[Alessandrini] brings an energy and a passion for making things better—and that inspires the people she works with to excel." She is expected to begin her new role by January 2022. (Jensik, Becker's Hospital Review, 11/5)
    • Texas: The Texas Hospital Association on Monday announced that John Hawkins will take over as president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. Hawkins has been with the organization for the past 17 years, and he currently serves as SVP of advocacy and public policy. "I've been fortunate to learn from the state's best health care leaders and can't wait to get started," Hawkins said. "Covid-19 brought us together and put a spotlight on the critical nature of hospitals. The health care delivery landscape is changing rapidly, and we're well-positioned to build consensus on issues like health care coverage, cost and workforce." (Jensik, Becker's Hospital Review, 11/8)
    • Wisconsin: Prevea Health on Saturday ended their nine-year partnership with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers after he questioned the National Football League's Covid-19 requirements and detailed why he chose to not get vaccinated against Covid-19. According to Prevea Health, the organization "remains deeply committed to protecting its patients, staff, providers and communities amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes encouraging and helping all eligible populations to become vaccinated against Covid-19 to prevent the virus from further significantly impacting lives and livelihoods." (AP/Modern Healthcare, 11/7)

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