ALSO NOTED: Johns Hopkins in deal with Emageon;MedCath reports Q4 numbers; and much more...

> Johns Hopkins said it has reached an agreement with Emageon, which will see the hospital use the company's digital image management system. Release

> Heart device maker St. Jude has acquired Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, a company that makes an implant for the treatment of depression. Article

> Troubled specialty hospital operator MedCath reported fourth-quarter net income rose 4.5 percent to $186.7 million. Release

> According to a report by the Healthcare Association of New York, the majority of Hospitals in the state are losing money--for the seventh year in a row. Article

> Chutes & Ladders: Dale Collins' abrupt departure as CEO of Baptist Health System "raises questions," according to local media reports. Article

> Chutes & Ladders: GE Healthcare has hired Jean-Luc Vanderheyden to manage its molecular imaging business. Release

And Finally... University of California Irvine Medical Center CEO Ralph Cygan has been placed on paid leave while the school investigates its organ transplant program. Article