Construction of new Massachusetts hospital will cost $75M; Pennsylvania smokers need not apply to UPHS;

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> The 57-year-old Cottage Hospital in Nantucket, Mass. will be replaced by a new facility on a 20-acre campus in Cape Cod at an estimated cost of $75 million, reported the Boston Herald. Article

> United Hospital (W.Va.) ordered 400 reclining chairs without the lift feature to replace lift chairs that caused the death of one patient and an injury to another patient, according to San Francisco Chronicle. Article

> Ohio hospitals have begun conducting low-dose CT scans for lung cancer screening--an effective way to reduce lung cancer incidences, The Plain Dealer reported. Article

> Two major hospitals under the University of Pennsylvania Health System will no longer hire smokers, a decision that has sparked a civil liberties debate, according to MedCityNews. Article

Health Payer News:

> The NFL won't be promoting the reform law, and the health insurance exchange in particular, even though the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reached out to the sports organization. Article

> As accountable care organizations become more prevalent, ACOs will likely help transform the healthcare industry, altering provider payments and introducing new care models. But there also are inevitable bumps that insurers will face along the road as ACOs mature. Article

And Finally… A geologist solved the Loch Ness Monster mystery? Article