Bill would require posted prices for 50 common procedures; Jersey City Medical Center offers $104M to buy Christ Hospital;

> Starting March 1, Steve Eblin will take the helm of Randolph Hospital in North Carolina, the hospital announced. Meanwhile, Dennis Stillman will become interim chief financial officer of Alaksa's Bartlett Regional beginning Feb. 1, according to the Juneau Empire.

> A Florida bill would require physicians, urgent care centers and surgery centers to post the prices of the 50 most common procedures on signs in their waiting rooms, reported the Sun Sentinel. The signs would list the charges for patients paying out of pocket. Article

> Colorado health officials want required flu vaccinations for nearly all hospital and nursing-home employees, with no religious or personal exemptions, reported The Denver Post. Citing enhanced patient protection, they want facilities to hit a 90 percent target in 2014. Article

> As hospitals look to cut costs without compromising care, a study from Henry Ford Hospital found that CT scans in the emergency department for patients with dizziness may not be worth the cost. According to researchers, hospitals could save funds by implementing stricter guidelines to determine when it is medically necessary for patients with dizziness to undergo CT scans in the ED. Article

> Jersey City Medical Center has offered $104 million to purchase Christ Hospital, reported The Jersey Journal. The medical center would keep Christ Hospital as a nonprofit acute care facility for at least 30 years, as well as uphold existing unions. Article

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