ALSO NOTED: Sutter teams with HealthSouth on surgery centers; Cutting waits for care; and much more...

> Sutter Health has agreed to a joint venture with HealthSouth under which it will run a group of California surgery centers, as well as possibly developing more. Article

> Looks like a growing number of providers are setting up systems which cut or even eliminate waits for care. Article

> It's a battle for supremacy in Houston's long term acute care market. Article

> Nurses at Portland's Legacy Health System warn that unionization is on the way. Article

> A group of suits by parents claiming that childhood vaccines caused their children's autism will soon get a hearing. Article

> A Washington state hospital has admitted that patient data was exposed to Web searchers. Article

> A new report offers tips on how to make your health information exchange viable. Article

> A new venture investment fund is targeting cost-cutting health technologies. Article

And Finally... I understand the whiskey. But lettuce? That one's got me stumped. Article