Florida hospital launched a $50M expansion to ease overcrowding; Nurses no longer need doc supervision to to give anesthesia;

> President Obama's reelection campaign has suggested that he will embrace the health reform law again, according to Politico. Article

> Florida's Oak Hill Hospital launched a $50 million expansion project that will house eight operating rooms and 36 private patient rooms, reported the Tampa Bay Times. The HCA-owned hospital has been operating over capacity for weeks. Article

> Nurses who are trained as anesthetists no longer need doctor in-person supervision to give anesthetics at California hospitals, an appeals court ruled Thursday, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. According to nurses, requiring physician attendance will lead to higher costs and less accessibility, whereas doctors maintain that their supervision is necessary for patient safety. Article

> Maine's small, rural, critical-access hospitals gave their CEOs between $230,000 and $330,000 in compensation, in addition to receiving thousands of dollars in executive perks, according to the Bangor Daily News. Meanwhile, the amount spent on community benefits varied wildly among the state's small hospitals. Article

And Finally... Cross-dressing patient racks up $100,000 in medical bills. Article

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