Another health reform challenge rejected; West Penn Allegheny's lawsuit against UPMC, Highmark reinstated;

> A federal judge in Lynchburg, Va., ruled the health reform law passed last March to be constitutional in the face of a challenge from Liberty University. It marks the second time in the last two months that the law has been upheld in a court ruling. View the ruling (.pdf)

> A London policeman used his siren and drove a surgeon who got stuck in snow to St. Helier Hospital in Sutton in seven minutes, BBC reports. The surgeon had to do an emergency operation on a patient with critical internal bleeding. Article
     
> Maryann Reese has been named president and CEO of St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Ill., the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Article

> West Penn Allegheny Health System's antitrust lawsuit against University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and insurer Highmark Inc. has been reinstated by an appeals court, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. West Penn claims that UPMC and Highmark illegally conspired to reduce competition, raise prices and gain a monopoly on the region's healthcare industry. Article

> St. Joseph Martin, a hospital in Eastern Kentucky, has a no-wait ER, WKYT reports. Its goal is for care to begin within five minutes. Article

> Rural ambulance services in Colorado are hurting for funds, the Denver Post reports. Article

And Finally... Who needs a baseball bat when you've got empanadas? Article

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