Connecticut governor rescinds some Medicaid cuts to hospitals; Methodist Health trying to fill more than 1,000 jobs;

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> Under increasing public pressure, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has restored $14 million in Medicaid funding cuts to six mostly smaller hospitals in the state, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

> The Houston-based Methodist Health System has more than 1,000 job openings and is paying bonuses of up to $10,000 for some hires, KHOU has reported. Article

Provider News

> Hospitals can take five actions to fight the higher rate of complications, mortalities and readmissions for surgical patients who undergo emergency procedures on the weekend, also known as the "weekend effect," according to a Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago study. Article

> Amid continual news of slow progress in reforming the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, critics are now scrutinizing the department's spending on artwork on hospital campuses, The Washington Post reports. Article

Healthcare IT News

> As both the cost of care and the number of chronically ill patients continue to rise, so, too, does the importance of telemedicine to the health industry, according to Partners HealthCare Vice President of Connected Health Joseph Kvedar. Article

And finally...Woman accidentally super glues eye shut. Article

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