Bishops may tighten merger rules; TN hospital staff concerned about unarmed guards;

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> A Massachusetts judge's line of questioning suggested she was skeptical about a deal between Partners HealthCare and Attorney General Martha Coakley that would allow the provider to expand, according to WBUR. Article

> Catholic bishops may tighten church directives for Catholic hospitals' mergers and partnerships, according to Pro Publica. Article

> Staff at a Tennessee hospital worry unarmed security guards will make the facility less safe, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Article

Practice Management News

> While the potential benefits of social media in healthcare are vast, so too are the consequences for physicians or organizations whose representatives don't post carefully, according to a post on OncLive. Article

> Financial challenges continue to plague physician practices, as indicated by the latest survey from Medical Economics, which sheds light on the trends currently affecting physician incomes and office balance sheets. Article

And Finally… Say no to hugs. Article