RAC program to move ahead; Swedish Medical lays off 200 workers;

> With lawsuits challenging vendor contracts resolved, the RAC program will now move forward with its national rollout. Article

> Seattle's Swedish Medical Center plans to lay off 200 of its 7,000-odd workers. Article

> Hospital employment climbed 0.17 percent during January, despite the fact that the overall unemployment rate in the U.S. rose four-tenths of a percentage point the same month. Article

> Healthcare employment for all of 2009 should climb during 2009, with 17 percent of large healthcare employers responding to a new survey saying that they planned to add full-time employees this year. Article

And Finally... Good thing the guy was standing in a hospital when he pulled this stunt. Article