Carondelet agrees to sell to KC hospitals to Prime; UF Health wins legal battle over new hospital;

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> The hospital chain Carondelet agreed to sell two of its Kansas City-area hospitals to Prime Healthcare. The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, the Kansas City Business Journal reported. Article

> University of Florida Health has overcome legal challenges from HCA to finish construction of a new hospital in North Jacksonville and state regulators have granted the appropriate certificate of need. The hospital will open in 2017, News 4 Jax reported. Article

> Although the Ebola virus remains confined to Africa for now, some Boston-area hospitals are already training staff to spot any patients with potential symptoms of the deadly virus, the Boston Globe reported. Article

Provider News

> A federal appeals court ruled St. Luke's Health System in Idaho can continue to operate Nampa-based Saltzer Medical Group while fighting a ruling that found the acquisition in violation of antitrust laws, the Associated Press reported. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Clinical application support continues to be a major hiring need for healthcare organizations, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's second annual workforce survey. Article

And Finally... A GOP mayor walks nearly 300 miles--in support of Medicaid expansion. Article