Brigham and Women's performs another full face transplant; HMA's Q1 earnings jump 18 percent;

> Brigham and Women's Hospital performed its third full face transplant, reports the Boston Globe. The hospital's 30-person transplant team worked for more than 14 hours. Article

> The Institute for Safe Medication Practices launched its 2011 Medication Safety Self Assessment to help hospitals review and improve their safety practices, as well as track national progress, reports Health Data Management. Article

> When hospitals follow heart attack guidelines, more patients survive, according to a new study from Sweden published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports Reuters. Article

> Health Management Associates (HMA)'s first-quarter earnings jumped 18.3 percent to $55.5 million compared to Q1 2010, thanks in part to higher revenue and admissions, the Naples, Fla.-based hospital chain reported. Earnings Release

> The Vermont Senate passed a bill for a universal, single-payer healthcare system in a 21 to 9 vote, reports the VT Digger. Article

And Finally... Don't always trust doctors at your door. Article