El Camino Hospital CEO ousted; HMA never bothered to buy site for proposed hospital;

> MedCath's first quarter profit for the period ending Dec. 31 was $37 million, MedCity News reports. Article

> Universal Health Services received a tepid go-ahead from the Temecula City Council to build a long-awaited 320-bed hospital in Temecula, Calif., Southwest Riverside News Network reports. Article

> Looks like Health Management Associates Inc. will lose state approval to build a $63 million, 60-bed hospital in Oviedo, Fla. if it fails to start construction by Feb. 1, the Orlando Business Journal reports. It's unlikely HMA will start building, because it never bothered to buy the site for the proposed hospital. Article

> Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. plans to open a new ER that is more than three times the current size in 2012, The Republican reports. The ER will be the size of a football field, around 70,000 square feet. Article

> CEO Kenneth Graham was ousted by El Camino Hospital's board yesterday, the Daily News reports. Article

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