Chicago health system to lay off 250; New study finds heart failure readmissions drop with early follow-up after discharge;

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> University of Miami Hospital CEO David Zambrana will become the chief executive of Jackson Memorial Hospital, the the flagship of Miami-Dade's taxpayer-owned healthcare network, Jackson Health System, the Miami Herald reports. Article

> Chicago-based Presence Health will lay off 250 employees over the next three months due to higher-than-expected financial losses last year, according to the Chicago Tribune. Article

> A new study in Medical Care finds that heart failure patients who had early follow-up with general medicine or cardiology providers within seven days of being discharged from the hospital had a lower chance of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. Study abstract

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> Hospitals in the Midwest and other parts of the United States use less energy than they have in the past, and their costs are also down according to a new survey by the energy firm Grumman/Butkus Associates. Article

> A one-time hospital chief executive officer has launched an online petition to denounce the lack of transparency in the pricing of acute care services. Article

And Finally... An offer they can refuse. Article