ALSO NOTED: Baltimore building boom could worsen staff shortages; Ore. nurse practitioners on the defensive; and much more...

> Baltimore-area officials have begun to worry that the area's hospital building boom will make staffing shortages even worse. Article

> Concerned over proposed legislation that might have limited the scope of their business, a group of Oregon's nurse practitioners have come together to fight for the profession's interests. Article

> Here's a look at how the concierge medicine model is playing out in San Antonio, Texas. Article

> Phoenix, Ariz.-based hospitals are mounting a new, vigorous physician recruitment effort. Article

> Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital has given its surgeons permission to begin performing face transplants on some disfigured patients. Article

And Finally...  This dentist wasn't ready to sit around and wait for patients to come to him--so he did something different. Article