CMS adds blood infection data to Hospital Compare website; Carolinas HealthCare reveals multi-million-dollar exec pay;

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Wednesday updated the Hospital Compare website to include hospital-provided data on central line-associated bloodstream infections, reported the Deseret News. Article

> Henry Ford Health System will be implementing enhanced hard-of-hearing/deaf services under a settlement agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Detroit system announced Wednesday. Last year, Henry Ford spent $1.5 million to provide about 37,000 hours of sign language interpreters at no cost to patients. Press release

> Carolinas HealthCare publicly reported its executive compensation, with the chief operating officer raking in $2.54M in 2011, according to The Charlotte Observer. Meanwhile, the CEO earned $4.2 million in total pay in 2011, up $523,000 from the previous year. Article

> A new bill introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) aims to increase Medicare and Medicaid payments to rural hospitals. Statement

> Ohio's Memorial Health System is offering patients a free transitions coach for four weeks after discharge, as part of a pilot program aiming to reduce readmissions, reported The Marietta Times. Article

And Finally... Men act selflessly when women are nearby. Press release