Children’s hospital plans $75M expansion; Nurses want delay on EHR go-live, cite lack of training;

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> East Tennessee Children's Hospital plans to expand its Fort Sanders facility with a 245,000 square-foot building--a cost of $75 million, reported Knoxville News Sentinel. The hospital expects to finish the entire project by fall 2017. Article

> The Eden Township Healthcare District board of directors promised a support of $20 million to keep San Leandro (Calif.) Hospital open, according to the Daily Review. Article

> New York Judge Johnny Bayne ordered Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, to maintain its level of staffing and remain open, The New York Times reported. Article

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> Registered nurses at Affinity Medical Center--a 266-bed facility in Massillon, Ohio--are asking hospital officials to delay the go-live of an electronic medical record system, set for Friday, until the hospital agrees to proceed in a "safe" manner with the nurses, announced National Nurses United. Article

> Providers in Kansas have a relatively high electronic health record adoption rate, but many of them needed to warm up to the concept, says Michael Aldridge, Vice President of Operations and Program Director for the Kansas Regional Extension Center (REC). Article

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