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> Struggling to meet their community's enormous unmet healthcare needs, New Orleans-based West Jefferson Medical Center and Our Lady of the Lake College are working together to create a one-year nursing program. Article

> Cardinal Health has established a $1 million grant fund intended to pay for hospital programs that cut down on preventable errors. Article

> Two Knoxville, Tenn.-based hospital groups, St. Mary's Health System and Baptist Health System, are planning to merge operations. Article

> The U.S. does little to support children who serve as caregivers to disabled family members, according to a recent study. Article

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