Kaiser leases Maui hospitals; Good Samaritan Hospital settles patient dumping case;

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> Kaiser Permanente has entered into an agreement with the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. to lease three acute care facilities in Maui, Maui Now reported. Article

> Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles has agreed to pay $450,000 to a former patient to settle allegations the then-homeless patient was dumped onto the streets after being released in 2014, according to the Inquisitir. Article

> Northwell Health has been awarded a grant to investigate the feasibility of affliating the four public hospitals operating in the burough of Brooklyn, all of which are in financial duress, accoding to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

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> Results of so-called "Top Hospital" rankings can have wildly different results depending on the questions they ask and the criteria they use to determine each healthcare institution's rating, according to a commentary published at MedPageToday. Article

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> Maine now requires e-prescribing of all controlled substances, a move that comes a month after New York became the first state to do so. Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill into law this week, according to MedCity News, which makes it a requirement that providers and pharmacists check the state's drug monitoring program before prescribing a controlled drug. Article

And Finally... Medical marijuana kosher for Passover. Article

 

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