ALSO NOTED: Memorial Health considers layoffs; Partners signs new medical practice; and much more...

> Memorial Health System of South Bend, Ind. is considering significant layoffs in the face of declining admissions. Article (reg. req.)

> Boston-area Partners HealthCare System has signed up a new medical group network participant, 60-physician Tri-County Medical Associates. Article

> A member of the board of Atlanta's troubled Grady Memorial Hospital has been kicked off the team after billing Cobb County $4 million for caring for the uninsured and poor. Article

> An Indiana town is borrowing $6 million to build  roads near a new medical center and emergency room. (Good to see that kind of civic support for hospital operations, for once, rather than NIMBY-ism.) Article

> It seems that e-prescribing is making more fans every day.The latest is a pharma lobbying group. FierceHealthIT

And Finally...  From the department of political trivia: Guess which presidential candidate is a serious Harry Potter fan? Article