AHA supports keeping current EMTALA applicability; Parkland Memorial's new CEO may take a year to find;

> The American Hospital Association is backing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' decision to maintain the status quo of the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act, the hospital group wrote in a letter Monday. Letter (.pdf)

> Intermountain Healthcare has named Laura S. Kaiser as the new executive vice president and chief operating officer of the 22 hospitals and more than 185 clinics serving Utah and Idaho, the system announced yesterday. Announcement

> The search for Parkland Memorial Hospital's CEO could take up to a year, reported the Dallas Business Journal. Thomas Royer has been the Dallas hospital's interim CEO since the board replaced Ron Anderson after Parkland almost lost federal funding, thanks to patient safety violations. Article

> El Camino Hospital in California is explaining why it added several new advisory committees and three members to one of its boards of directors by appointment and not election, reported the Mountain View Voice. The new members are not elected officials because they will not have a seat or a vote on the district board. Article

And Finally... People know more than they think. Press release