Cardiac surgeons who disclose outcome data improve care; New Jersey helps financially struggling hospitals with $30M grant;

> Despite a request to freeze hospital construction, New Hampshire-based Concord Hospital has gotten state approval for an $11.6 million expansion, reports the Concord Monitor. Gov. John Lynch's proposed budget calls for a moratorium on new hospital construction to keep healthcare costs down. Article

> School health centers are expanding in California, even though promised state funding never came through, reports California Watch. Out of about 10,000 schools educating more than 6 million children, just 176 school health centers exist. Article

‎> Cardiac surgeons fail to disclose crucial information that would help patients make better informed decisions about their care, according to a study in the British Medical Journal. By collecting and analyzing outcome data, hospitals can improve survival rates. Article

> Goodall Hospital's president and CEO is leaving in May‎, notes Maine Biz Daily. Darlene Stromstad, who ran the Sanford, Maine-based hospital for six years, is taking a job as president and CEO of Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut. Article

‎> New Jersey is helping its financially struggling hospitals provide care to uninsured and underinsured residents by awarding 10 hospitals $30 million in state grants, reports the Associated Press. The largest grant of $7 million will go to Christ Hospital in Jersey City. Article

And Finally... A routine surgery gets heated. Article