Lawmakers introduce legislation to avert default, government shutdown; Washington state hospitals scramble to respond to ER surge; University Hospitals in battle over opening up new trauma center;

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> Shortly before midnight Monday, House Republicans introduced legislation on a bipartisan budget to increase military and domestic spending, averting a default in exchange for long-term spending cuts, according to The Washington Post. The House will vote on the bill Wednesday. Article

> Hospitals in Washington State have had to hire new nursing staff and better coordinate with primary care providers in order to keep a crush of new patients to their emergency rooms under control, the Yakima Herald has reported. Article

> There is only a single trauma center on Cleveland's East Side, but University Hospitals' plans to build a new facility to treat trauma cases has led to a battle with MetroHealth System and the Northern Ohio Trauma System, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Article

> Florida Gov. Rick Scott has pushed for more transparency in hospital prices, but he passed on an opportunity to build an all-claims database several years ago, the Miami Herald reported. Article

Provider News

> Workplace bullying can take place in all types of settings ranging from coffee shops to aerospace engineering boardrooms. But in healthcare--where bullying among employees is reportedly rampant--the victims are not just the mistreated employees but also patients. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Mount Sinai Health System has been working with electronic health records data for 15 years, and is now looking to take its technological capabilities to the next level by using analytics data more effectively, according to an article in Health Data Management. Article

And finally...Human leg stolen from tissue transport van. Article