Another patient at Napa State assaulted a staff worker; Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital to lay off up to 120;

> Staff at Napa State Hospital were distraught and scared after another patient assaulted a staff worker this past weekend, KCRA reports. The employee's skull was fractured. This was the second violent incident since October, when a patient killed a psychiatric technician. Article

 > The Ontario government has taken over Hotel-dieu Grace Hospital, the Globe and Mail reports. The hospital has been plagued by slip-ups and long-standing tensions between medical staff and hospital administrators. Article

 > Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City will stop hiring smokers beginning Jan. 1, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Article

 > HealthSouth Corp. (NYSE: HLS) got a preliminary go-ahead on its certificate of need application to build a new $21 million inpatient rehab hospital in Ocala, Fla., in the largest county in Florida that doesn't already have access to inpatient rehabilitation, the Birmingham Business Journal reports. Article

 > Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital will layoff up to 120 staff by the end of the year to cut operating costs, the Monterey Herald reports. Article

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