ALSO NOTED: HealthSouth sells surgery division;Hospital growth explodes in Texas county; and much more...

> HealthSouth is selling its surgery division for $945 million as part of its restructuring. Article

> It's boom time for hospitals in Tarrant County, Texas. Article

> The University of Miami is in talks to acquire adjoining Cedars Medical Center, in a deal which could change the dynamics of the healthcare industry across South Florida. Article

> The New York Times has come out in support of mental health parity legislation, throwing its weight behind the more conservative Senate version of the bill. Editorial

> A plan to foster EMR adoption by shifting millions out of the state's medical malpractice fund has gotten a sharp rebuke from state auditors, who say that the move could be illegal and would undermine the state's med mal coverage system. Report

> A proposed Florida law would ban chip implants without patient consent. Report

> A recent incident in which parents installed their own webcam in their child's hospital room has raised a host of thorny privacy issues among hospital staff. Report

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