ALSO NOTED: Omnicare sues insurers, PBMs for $61M; Hospitals enact smoking ban; and much more...

> Nursing home drug and services supplier Omnicare has filed lawsuits against 16 health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers. Omnicare's goal is to collect $61 million it says it is owed. Article

> Like peers elsewhere, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's 17 hospitals have gone smoke-free both inside and outside of the facilities. Article

> Tennessee's hospitals are publicizing a report concluding they provided $1.4 billion in uncompensated care and charity care in 2006. The report also suggests the hospitals had a collective $7.8 billion impact on the state's economy. Article

> Bucking national trends, a North Carolina-based rural hospital is working to build a $41 million ED expansion. Article

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