Florida Hospital to recruit employees with housing; Reduced payments from Jackson Health lead to 800 med school layoffs;

> Eighteen executives at the Connecticut's 30 hospitals made more than $1 million in 2009-2010, according to information the hospitals filed with the Internal Revenue Service, reported the Hartford Courant. Hartford Hospital's outgoing CEO was the highest paid in the state and one of the highest paid nationally with $6.98 million in total compensation. Article

> Florida Hospital will start construction in July on a 230-unit apartment complex near the hospital system's main campus, according to the Orlando Sentinel. It hopes to use the housing to recruit employees, as hospital employees will be given priority--although they will pay market-rate rents. Article

> A new study concludes that higher levels of income inequality in the United States lead to more deaths over the years. Article

> Insurance coverage may affect the kind of care a young patient receives in the emergency room, according to a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers found that children with public or no insurance were almost 25 percent less likely than those with private insurance to undergo testing, receive a medication or undergo any procedure when seeking care in the ED. Announcement

> The University of Miami medical school will lay off up to 800 employees, in part, due to reduced payments from partner Jackson Health System, according to the Miami Herald. Article

And Finally... Commuting may be bad for your health. Article