Posted November 12, 2018 12:50:20With St. John’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at how the company’s chief executive, Scott Sjodin, is doing in his first week as CEO.
His first order of business will be making sure St. Jude donations to the World Health Organization are going ahead.
The St. Johns Valley Regional Medical Center has been receiving St. Joseph’s blood for more than a year and will be the first of the country’s more than 1,300 blood centers to get it.
“I want to be very clear about this,” Sjogin said in a statement.
“Our goal is to keep all of our patients safe.
I am personally extremely proud of our work in the St Johns Valley.
In his first public statement since being named CEO, Sjolins first order will be to ensure donations to World Health are going forward, even though there have been many reports of complications from the St Jude vaccine. “
The hospital has a very strong safety record, and I am proud to be a part of it.”
In his first public statement since being named CEO, Sjolins first order will be to ensure donations to World Health are going forward, even though there have been many reports of complications from the St Jude vaccine.
It’s unclear if this includes patients who were given the vaccine without the consent of their primary care provider.
“We are currently working with a medical team to determine if any potential issues have arisen,” he said.
“As a result of that, we will be asking the patient to submit a medical record to ensure they are eligible to receive the vaccine.”
It’s not clear whether Sjoeins will be able to get approval for donations to other hospitals as well, but we do know that his first order is to ensure the blood center has the capacity to provide the vaccine.
St. Joe’s Regional Medical Care in Rockville, Maryland, has been supplying St. Louis, St. Charles, and other hospitals with the vaccine for years.
St. Judes own blood donations have gone up about 30% this year.
The average donation is $10.
The company is also taking stock of the company it’s building in order to evaluate the potential for future donations.
“We’re also actively exploring opportunities to make further contributions to support our partners and local health care,” the company said in the statement.