Two hospital systems provide 5,000 jobs for small Wisconsin town; New discharge planning mandates could cost Hawaiian hospitals;

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> In the relatively small town of La Cross, Wisconsin, the Mayo Clinic Health System and the Gundersen Health System have created a total of 5,000 jobs and have a combined economic impact of more than $500 million, WXOW-TV reported. Article

> State and federal patient discharge planning mandates could cost Hawaii hospitals as much as $23 million a year in additional nursing wages, according to the Pacific Business News. Article

> The average annual compensation for hospital CEOs in Vermont was nearly $515,000 in 2013, the Valley News reported. Article

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 > Amid a time of rapid change for the healthcare industry, the face of healthcare leadership is changing as well, with more nurses and doctors in the C-suite. Nurse leaders in particular are ideally positioned to improve patient outcomes, but to make it to the top, nurses must use several key strategies and skills. Article

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> Telemedicine is both a clinically and cost-effective manner for treating patients with mental disorders, according to a research analysis published this month in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health. Article

And finally...Florida tortoises are vandalized. Article