AZ hospitals impose Enterovirus restrictions; Carolinas offers virtual visits;

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> In response to the Enterovirus D68 outbreak, Arizona Banner Health hospitals imposed new restrictions such as a ban on visitors under 13 until October, AZ Central reports. Article

> Nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts picketed this week over long-lasting contract negotiations, Worcester Magazine reports. Article

> Carolinas HealthCare System will offer $49 virtual visits for patients with minor problems such as flu or colds, according to the Charlotte Business Journal. Article

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> The executive director of a major healthcare reform organization claims that mergers between hospitals and hospital systems only serve to drive up costs. Article

> As is the case in most parts of the country, hospital prices in Washington state are all over the map, with multiples of three or four between facilities for the same procedure. Article

And Finally… Government watchdog. Article