ALSO NOTED: VA state mental health system inadequate; MD cuts hospital rates for '08; and much more...

> The Virginia state mental health system is in critical condition, according to a new state report. Article

> The state of Maryland has ruled that hospitals there won't get their full requested rate increase, a move which should cost the hospitals $64 million in revenue. Article

> There's a big ticket relocation in the works for Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital, which plans to spend $1 billion to build a new facility. Article

> New research has concluded that there were 1 million STD cases in California among 15 to 24 year olds in 2005, lead by the HPV virus. Article

And Finally...  Jamie Howard and Paul Sucher had never met before. But that didn't stop Howard from giving Sucher a kidney. Article