California hospitals cancel hundreds of surgeries due to strike; 3 employee-engagement myths debunked;

News From Around the Web

> UC San Diego Medical Center and University of California hospitals canceled more than 120 non-essential surgeries and 350 radiological procedures due to a two-day strike that began yesterday, according to Fox5 San Diego. Article

> A loophole in California's healthcare overhaul could leave doctors with a pile of unpaid bills, The Sacramento Bee reported. Article

> A new program from CipherHealth focuses on reducing hospital readmissions for hip and knee replacement patients, based on recent scientific literature and feedback from clinical experts. Announcement

> The University of Texas Medical Branch received $5 million to study healthcare for the elderly, reported the Houston Business Journal. Article

Physician Practice News

 > Unsatisfied and, therefore, low-performing employees plague nearly all medical practices, but some common advice for engaging staff can cause administrators concern. Article

> Not only do physician-led ACOs slightly outnumber their hospital-based counterparts, but they also may be superior at saving money. Article

And Finally… You know this insect is bad when people wish fire ants would make a comeback. Article