ALSO NOTED: Hospital prices up, physician office prices down; Almost Family plans IPO; and much more...

> According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers, wholesale hospital prices rose 0.5 percent in March, while wholesale prices for physician office services dropped 1.6 percent. Article and Article

> Home-health provider Almost Family is going the IPO route in hopes of raising about $37 million. Article

> Chicago's Saint Francis Hospital is engaged in a last-minute attempt to keep its doors open, but still has plans in place to close. Article

> Dallas-area health system Renaissance Healthcare has been forced to stop build a new medical center in mid-project, with officials saying that they need more funding to continue. Article

And Finally...  Most hospital patients get their fill of ambulances when they're ill--but not this guy. Article