Cleveland Clinic to shut down Huron Hospital; U of Illinois to open Children's Hospital;

> The renowned Cleveland Clinic yesterday announced it will shut down one of its community hospitals, Huron Hospital, within 30 days because of lack of patient volume. The 211-bed community hospital is one of the oldest healthcare facilities in Eastern Cleveland but only half full most days, reports The Plain Dealer. Article

> The University of Illinois will open its new Children's Hospital on June 13. The 101-bed facility will include specialty care centers, including sickle cell, lung research, cancer, diabetes, asthma, and neonatal and gastrointestinal diseases. Press Release

> With decreased income, Eastern Maine Medical Center on Monday announced it will cut costs by eliminating nurses, clerical workers and other healthcare professionals, reports The Bangor Daily News. Article

> Like other areas of the country, California's physician workforce is especially strained and will likely get worse, reports the Bay Citizen. There are only 78 primary care physicians per 100,000 Bay Area residents. Article

> Some New York doctors are opposed to the Palliative Care Information Act, which requires physicians to discuss end-of-life care options with their terminally ill patients, according to a New York Times editorial. New York's requirement took effect in February, and other states are currently considering similar legislation. Article

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