ALSO NOTED: Kindred opens long-term hospitals; MN doctors prefer single-payer; and much more...

> Kindred Healthcare has opened a freestanding, 68-bed long-term acute care hospital in Cleveland. It plans to open another in San Antonio shortly. Article

> According to a new study, doctors in Minnesota would prefer a single-payer universal health system to one based on universal coverage. Article

> A pair of Cincinnati-area health organizations, Christ Hospital and the St. Luke Hospitals, have won a judgment which frees them from a debt financing deal opposed by their boards. Article

> Retail clinics on the move: clinics operated by Wellspot Medical Clinics have opened at two Winn-Dixie grocery chain store locations in Jacksonville, FL. Article

And Finally... Should you buy capital equipment for your small practice? The Independent Urologist gives you the numbers. Blog