Deaconess Hospital cuts more jobs; Healthcare industry may not be recession-proof after all;

> Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati, which shut down its emergency room late last year, will close its mental health program for seniors and lay off those employed by the program by Dec. 5, reports the Enquirer. However, it will continue to operate an urgent care center. Deaconess lost $15 million last year. Article

> The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is expected to help states draw down an additional $82 billion in Medicaid funds, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office, notes AHA News. Article

> New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that hospitals will have 153 mass layoffs this year, one more than 2009, reports the Kansas City Business Journal. A mass layoff is when 50 or more employees are let go at once. Article

And finally ... A precautionary clog. Article

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