Connecticut considers $10M plan to attract and retain docs; 77% of patients satisfied with U.S. healthcare system;

> Connecticut lawmakers might offer a $10 million financial assistance plan to attract and retain physicians in parts of the state that are suffering from workforce shortages, reported the New Haven Register. Article

> Florida's Martin Health System finally began the construction of Tradition Medical Center after 14 years of planning and getting legal approval, reported The Palm Beach Post. Article

> Two-thirds of U.S. hospitals are not fully compliant with EPA requirements for hazardous waste handling, according to Tim Vanderveen of  CareFusion Center for Safety and Clinical Excellence, noted Modern Medicine. Article

> A new HawkPartners survey found that most patients (77 percent) are satisfied with the overall U.S. healthcare system, although more think the healthcare system will decline in the next five and 10 years. Press release

And Finally... Doc group warns hot dogs cause "butt cancer." Article