California hospital to close after restructure plan fizzles; Kentucky hospital breaks ties with Planned Parenthood for fear of losing state funding;

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> The San Clemente campus of Saddleback Memorial Hospital in California will close May 31 after its plan to restructure failed. Announcement

> KentuckyOne Health, which operates the University of Louisville Hospital, has severed its ties with Planned Parenthood and will no longer provide emergency care to patients in case complications arise during an abortion, reports. The hospital was under pressure from the state to break the contract or lose state funding. Article

> It took nearly a year of negotiations but Washington State's Whidbey General Hospital has reached a tentative agreement with the nurses' union, according to the Whidbey News-Times. Article

> Best Medical Degrees has created an infographic that illustrates the extent of racial disparities in healthcare. Infographic

Health Insurance Anti-fraud News

> The nation's largest distributor of endoscopes has agreed to pay $646 million to settle criminal and civil claims that the company offered various kickbacks to hospitals and doctors that signed deals to purchase medical equipment, according to the Department of Justice. Article

And Finally... You otter know better. Article