- Alaska: Set Free Alaska received a $250,000 state grant to expand its addiction treatment programs in south-central Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Set Free Alaska currently provides outpatient-based treatment programs for more than 120 women and children in the state. With the funding, the organization plans to launch an in-patient program in August aimed at providing residential treatment for up to 16 women, including those who are pregnant (AP/Sacramento Bee, 3/21).
- Delaware/Pennsylvania: Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) on Monday announced that it has partnered with Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) to create a master's degree program for people who want to become genetic counselors. Students participating in the Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling program will do most of their academic work at TJU's Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences in Philadelphia and then rotate into CCHS' Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital—both in Delaware—and various outpatient facilities. The program is accepting applications through September 2017 (George, Philadelphia Business Journal, 3/20).
- Kentucky: Norton Healthcare is investing $78 million in Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, to build the $25 million Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac ICU and renovate the Just for Kids Critical Care Center, as well as two of the hospital's neonatal care units. Norton plans to fundraise $20 million for the ICU, $2 million of which was already donated by actress Jennifer Lawrence (Glowicki, Courier-Journal, 3/17).
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