Hospital execs in Oregon predict healthcare's future; Indiana hospitals hit hard by lack of Medicaid expansion;

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> The Portland Business Journal polled hospital finance executives in Oregon about how they see the next 25 years shaping up. Thoughts range from universal healthcare to the need for hospitals to continue to rein in their costs. Article

> A half dozen hospital maintenance workers at New York City hospitals reaped overtime payments of $80,000 or more last year, including a Harlem Hospital housekeeper who was able to nearly quadruple his annual pay, according to the New York Daily News. Article

> Indiana hospitals are getting hit hard by the state's refusal to expand Medicaid coverage, with one facility, St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, closing its emergency room, WLFI reported. Article

Provider News

> As international agencies fight to contain the world's worst Ebola outbreak in nearly 40 years amid reports that a Dallas hospital misdiagnosed a patient infected with the deadly virus, a survey of registered nurses reveals most believe their hospitals aren't prepared to handle patients with the deadly virus. Article

Healthcare IT News

> In the absence of clinical trials for guidance, physicians and researchers increasingly are looking at the troves of data that exist--on thousands or millions of patients with similar conditions--to set a course for patient care, according to an article in the New York Times. Article

And Finally... Mom posts son's post-surgical ramblings out of revenue. Article