> Healthcare employees at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Reach, both in California, will receive a 7.5 percent pay bump over the next three years under a new contract, reports San Jose Mercury News. Article
> The JPS Diagnostic and Surgery Hospital in Arlington, Texas, is no longer deemed a "hospital," reports the Star-Telegram. After shutting down its "ill-equipped" emergency room, the facility has reopened as an outpatient surgical center. Meanwhile, Oak Forest (Ill.) Hospital dropped its "hospital" designation and now only provides outpatient services, reports NBC Chicago.
> St. Joseph Hospital in New Hampshire is laying off 46 employees and cutting the hours of another 16, reports MyFoxBoston. State budget cuts to Medicaid reimbursements have forced the hospital to close its subsidiary companies, Rockingham Regional Ambulance, Inc., and Granite State Mediquip, Inc.
> The chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center was escorted out of the hospital for unknown reasons and is currently under investigation, according to the Los Angeles Times. Gail V. Anderson Jr. raked in more than $420,000 in 2009 as one of the area's highest paid earners. Article
> In yet another M&A move, Community Health Systems has sold two of its Oklahoma hospitals to Ardent Health Services, announced Community Health yesterday. Press Release
And Finally... Look how hospitals can harm us. Article