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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 18:

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For nearly four decades the same person has been at the helm of Akron Children’s Hospital. That changed Thursday.

Bill Considine has stepped down as CEO and president of the hospital he’s led since 1979.  He becomes CEO emeritus until his retirement, set for January 1, 2020. In his new role he’ll focus on child advocacy issues and move away from day-to-day operations. 

That will become the focus of new chief executive Grace Wakulchik. Wakulchik acknowledges there are big shoes to fill.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, October 18:

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Hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico, along with tragedies  like the mass shooting in Las Vegas and California’s wildfires may be affecting healthcare in northeast Ohio.

Supplies of IV fluids, the bags they’re hung in and related gear are dwindling in some area hospitals. Catastrophic events of late have increased the demand for the products at the same time key manufacturing plants that make them in Puerto Rico are struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria.