Florida hospitals lose $510M in budget compromise; More than 700 nurses start five-day strike;

> More than 700 registered nurses at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland in Calif., walked off their jobs last week to start a five-day strike over proposed changes to their healthcare benefits, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Article

> Even though Community Health System upped its bid for Tenet Healthcare by about 21 percent, Tenet still rejected the offer, reports the Associated Press. Article

> A new study has found that hospitals may be unnecessarily giving CT scans to children who hurt their heads, exposing them potentially harmful radiation, notes the Montreal Gazette. Article

> A circuit judge has set June 30 as the date to officially separate Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., from Adventist Health's Florida Hospital in Orlando, as their merger violated that state's Sunshine law, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Article

> Florida hospitals will lose or $510 million in Medicaid payments thanks to a budget compromise between the state House and Senate, reports the South Florida Business Journal. Article

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