Ascension completes Capella deal; Wisconsin passes on $550M of federal healthcare money;

News From Around The Web

> St. Louis-based not-for-profit Ascension Health has finalized its deal to acquire outright four hospitals in Tennessee it jointly operated with Capella Health, Becker's Hospital Review has reported. Article

> Wisconsin approved a two-year budget--and with it, passed on $550 million in federal funding connected to the Affordable Care Act, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Article

> The long-closed Charity Hospital in New Orleans has been replaced by the $1.1 billion University Medical Center, but some wonder whether it will focus care on the city's most indigent patients, the New York Times reported. Article

Provider News

> The first Medicare-approved, third party transitional care provider began taking patients this month. But it won't be long before other healthcare providers focus exclusively on this type of service. Newport Beach-based Global Transitional Care (GTC) provides transitional care to patients who are recovering at home after discharge from a hospital or another inpatient medical setting. Its goal is to prevent a return trip to the hospital, the Orange County Register reported. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Hospital systems that use Hospira Symbiq Infusion Systems should transition to a different infusion system "as soon as possible" due to cybersecurity concerns with the Hospira model, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Article

And finally...The hospital hairstylist is here to see you. Article