It's an odd contraption — a vertical pipe mounted on two wheels with a video pad perched on top. It slips silently down a hospital hallway, through a door and stops at a patient's bed.
Dr. Robert Lancey, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va., uses the robot to communicate with patients from his home at night. He sees and talks with them over the video-link on his smartphone.
Alan Yordy will retire as president and chief mission officer of PeaceHealth of Vancouver, Wash., effective June 30, 2015.
Toni R. Ardabell to chief executive of
Bon Secours Richmond Health System of Richmond, Va. She will continue as chief executive at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond.
Trinity Health of Livonia, Mich., has made these changes: Rob Casalou to regional president and chief executive of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System of Ypsilanti, Mich., from president and chief executive of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor of Ypsilanti and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, Mich. He succeeds Garry C. Faja, who is retiring. Also, Dr. Mark I. Froimson to executive vice president, chief clinical officer of Trinity Health; and Dr. Barbara A. Walters to executive vice president, chief population health officer of Trinity Health.