ALSO NOTED: MRSA school outbreaks hit the news; Joint Commission may yank DC hospital accreditation; and much more...

> Reports of MRSA outbreaks in schools surfaced in several states this week, including one outbreak in which seven players on a Maryland high school football team were infected. Article

> Washington, DC-based Greater Southeast Community Hospital is set to lose its Joint Commission accreditation due to conditions that may pose immediate threats to patient safety. Article

> New Jersey hospitals are fighting for the right to perform angioplasties without a heart surgery program on site. Article

> Some nurses at Detroit Medical Center held an anti-union rally this week. Article

And Finally...  This guy's either very tough or very stupid. Oh wait--probably both. Article