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$5M gift to Children’s Hospital paves way for kids mental health program

The Connor Group and Dayton Children’s Hospital announced today a deal to create a model for mental and behavioral health care that will help Dayton’s most vulnerable children live as healthy as possible today and into the future.



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A new program at Dayton Children’s will integrate behavioral health care into a pediatrician’s well-child visit and could become a national model for preventing mental health crisis. It will be administered at the newly-renamed Connor Child Health Pavilion on the east edge of Dayton Children’s main campus.

The project is made possible through one of the largest gifts in Dayton Children’s history, which is a $5 million, five-year initial investment from The Connor Group Kids & Community Partners, the nonprofit arm of the local real estate investment firm. Dayton Children’s will raise $3 million in matching funds. Connor Group officials, who have

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Regina King, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Elmhurst Hospital workers are among Glamour’s Women of the Year

Glamour has chosen its 2020 women of the year, honoring individuals making positive impacts amid the year’s pandemic and the unrest over racism.



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This year, Condé Nast-owned magazine honorees include Oscar-winning actress Regina King, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill.

Glamour also honored four essential workers from New York’s Elmhurst Hospital, an epicenter of America’s fight against the coronavirus: Veronica Henry, the regional senior associate director of the hospital’s pathology department; Navdeep Kaur, critical care nurse; Meida Sanchez, who has been cleaning rooms at the hospital on and off for more than a decade; Jasmin Moshirpur, chief medical officer and dean of the hospital.

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta is the 2020 lifetime achievement honoree.

“For three decades, Glamour has recognized the most influential and accomplished women on the planet. Our Women of the Year

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Hospital workers caught on video in vicious MMA-style fight

Two workers in a London hospital have been filmed in an MMA-style brawl, wrestling each other to the ground in what appears to be the hospital restaurant.

Footage shows the women ignoring social distancing as they engage in the fight, The Sun reports.

At the beginning of the clip, believed to have been filmed over the weekend, the workers can be seen squaring up to one another.

One of the women, who is wearing blue scrubs with her mask pulled down, points her finger and shouts at the other.

Her colleague then yells back at her, towering over her with her hands on her hips.

One of the workers then lashes out by hitting the other, a move quickly returned by her colleague.

RELATED: Patient allegedly assaults Westmead hospital staff

The fight rapidly erupts into a trade of blows as the workers wrestle each other to a cafe bench.

They

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A $25 million gift from the Lusardi family helps build new hospital tower at Scripps Encinitas

The Lusardi family name has long been associated with building, so it is no surprise that the latest philanthropic gift from Warner and Debbie Lusardi will help construct a building expected to have significant impact on the health of coastal North County residents for decades to come.

The Rancho Santa Fe couple, whose eponymous construction company was founded in Vista in 1958 and eventually found nationwide success, will give $25 million to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas to help build a three-story, 64-room structure to be dubbed the Lusardi Tower when it opens in 2025.

Lusardis have been living in San Diego County since the 1860s, and Warner Lusardi said that experiences over the years at Scripps Encinitas directly informed the decision to make what is the facility’s largest single philanthropic donation since opening day in 1964.

“We’ve had some of our own workers with serious problems treated at Scripps Encinitas,

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Coronavirus cluster at Attleboro hospital on heels of outbreak at Brigham and Women’s illustrates continuing challenges

Officials at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro say a cluster of COVID-19 cases there has expanded to at least four patients and 10 employees in the past week, while Brigham and Women’s Hospital now counts at least 52 patients and employees linked to its September outbreak, illustrating the continuing challenges of containing an aggressive virus as infections rise statewide.

On Sept. 29, Sturdy closed its Balfour surgical wing, where the cluster is believed to have originated, to new patients, and has prohibited visitors to the entire hospital until further notice. So far, all patients and employees who have tested positive are linked to the Balfour wing, said Dr. Brian Patel, the hospital’s chief of emergency services.

“We have tested several hundred employees to be on the safe side and are trying to do everything we can to contain further transmission,” Patel said. “It’s still not clear to our infection control

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An Irving couple celebrated their 50th anniversary with a $2M gift to a local hospital

For their 50th wedding anniversary, Chan and Surekha Patel decided to do something a little different to celebrate.

The Irving couple pledged $2 million to strengthen cardiovascular and surgical care at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Irving.

It is the single largest gift ever given by a donor to the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation, according to a news release from the center.

Chan’s commitment to heart health is personal. He has survived two major heart attacks, his first at age 37.

Cindy Schamp, president of Baylor Scott & White Irving, said in a statement the gift will be used to expand, improve and enhance cardiovascular care and surgical services. In recognition of the gift, the Patels’ names will be added to the hospital’s Medical Office Building One.

Chan Patel, an entrepreneur and hotelier, is the founder of the State Bank of Texas.

The couple has been

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14 more COVID-19 cases emerge from cluster at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Fourteen additional people have contracted the coronavirus in connection to an outbreak at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as the cluster’s total number of cases at the Boston medical facility grew to 42 Monday.

In a statement, hospital officials said 488 employees connected to the cluster had been tested and 30 tested positive, while 581 patients were tested across all inpatient areas and 12, who were previously identified as connected to the cluster, tested positive.

“All current inpatients are being tested for COVID-19, and this will be repeated every three days,” the statement says. “This is in addition to the current hospital policy which requires testing for all patients upon admission and daily screening for symptoms.”

The number of cases resulting from the outbreak has continued to tick upward since the hospital’s Infection Control Team discovered the cluster within two inpatient units at Braunwald Tower on Sept. 22.

The team believes

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