Bad press surrounds Parkland Memorial Hospital; Medical center turns to social media to survive;

> Parkland Memorial Hospital discharged a medicated woman wearing only her nightgown; she passed out at a train station nearby, The Dallas Morning News reported. Meanwhile, the hospital gave its chief medical officer $487,656 in severance pay, noted another Morning News article.

> Five hospital groups, including the American Hospital Association, urged Congress not to cap outpatient evaluation and management services. Letter (.pdf)

> Although the number of uninsured Americans dropped from 50 million in 2010 to 48.6 million last year, Catholic Health Association President and CEO Sister Carol Keehan says there's still too many without insurance, according to a statement. Announcement

> A social media campaign aims to save Missouri's St. Mary's Medical Center, KMBZ reported. The campaign asks people to tell why the hospital is important to the community of Blue Springs. Piece

> Iowa's health department agreed to take corrective action after being criticized for failing to communicate with the fraud unit that conducts criminal investigations related to overbilling, the DesMoines Register reported. Article

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