ALSO NOTED: Johns Hopkins tops 'Best Hospitals' list; Maryland updates hospital quality guide; and much more...

> U.S. News & World Report announced the results of it's annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. The usual suspects lead the list, including Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore), Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) and the Cleveland Clinic. Release

> IPC-The Hospitalist Company has expanded into Wyoming, making this the sixth new marketplace opened this year. IPC will now provide a number of of hospitalist services to United Medical Center, a 206-bed facility in Cheyenne. Release

> Maryland Health Care Commission's Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide has received a face lift from the Delmarva Foundation. The new online guide is more consumer friendly and provides new information about the quality of care
in Maryland hospitals. Release

And Finally... Senior housing and healthcare provider EPOCH Senior Living has launched the Brain Fitness Program. It's designed to improve memory, listening and thinking skills in healthy older adults. Release