Capella Healthcare lost $14.1M for second straight year; Safety-net hospitals struggle to find partners;

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> Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare lost $14.1 million for the second straight year, according to data filed yesterday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC Filing

> Fourteen retirees from Memorial Hospital in Colorado stopped receiving pension payments shortly after the hospital joined the University of Colorado Health System last October, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. Article

> Hospitals in Connecticut are taking steps to reduce alarm fatigue and its impact on patient safety, according to The Day. For example, central monitoring stations staffed with monitor technicians decrease the need for a number of alarms to go off. Article

> The unhealthiest U.S. counties are home to the highest rates of preventable hospital stays, smoking and physical inactivity, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings. Announcement

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> Large safety-net hospitals in urban areas are struggling to find partners that would provide long-term viability. Article

> Municipal hospital debt, once considered radioactive due to the financial uncertainties associated with the Affordable Care Act, is making a comeback, Reuters reported. Article

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