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

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.