ALSO NOTED: Medical groups penalizing docs; French docs perform first partial face transplant; and much more...

> French doctors have completed the first partial face transplant, grafting a nose lips and chin onto a patient severely injured in a dog attack. Article

> A growing number of medical groups are penalizing physicians for low ratings on performance surveys completed by patients. Article

> The Medical Group Management Association said that smaller ambulatory surgery centers are earning significantly higher net income than larger practices. Article

> Virginia's Inova Health System has agreed to pay a $713,000 fine to HHS for leasing office space to physicians at below market rates. Article

> Researchers at the University of Utah are using a scientific technique developed in law enforcement to detect rapidly-growing cancers. Article

> Permanente Group CEO Robert Pearl argues in the San Jose Mercury News that national use of technology would cut medical errors. Article

> Horizon Healthcare said it has agreed to a seven-year extension of its services contract with IBM. Release

> Memorial Hermann said it will use Zynx clinical decision support at its network of hospitals in the Houston area. Release

And Finally... Bayer has named Jerry Hall "Global Ambassador" in its campaign against ED. Release