ALSO NOTED: HealthSouth to open 11 rehab facilities; PA hospital focuses on breast cancer; and much more...

> HealthSouth has partnered with Birmingham, AL-based Wellmont Health System to own and operate 11 rehab facilities. Article

> A new hospital in Pennsylvania plans to focus exclusively on breast cancer. Article

> The FDA has approved the first U.S. vaccine for bird flu. Release

> Under threat of closure, two Schenectady (NY) hospitals targeted by the state's new healthcare commission have figured out how to work together. Article

And Finally... Maybe it's time to scrap fee-for-service medicine altogether. Blog