Provena takes tax case to state Supreme Ct; Cape Cod Healthcare's credit rating falls

> Provena Covenant Medical Center is taking another step in its long battle to get back its property tax exemption, confirming publicly that it will be bringing its case to the Illinois Supreme Court. Article

> Suffering from an anticipated annual loss of more than $20 million, Cape Cod Healthcare expects to see its credit rating lowered this week to BBB- by Standard & Poor's, just a hair above junk-bond level. Article

> A new survey by the Medical Society of the State of New York concludes that physicians there are changing the way they treat patients based on health insurance rules, to the detriment of patient care. Article

> Long Island Jewish Medical Center has begun construction of a $300 million women's hospital. The hospital will be part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the third-largest non-profit, secular system in the U.S. Article

And Finally... Come on now--this sounds like something out of a Disney movie. It really happened? Article