Hawaii State Hospital employee alleges state covered up patient attack; A hospital lawsuit could prevent Los Angeles from expanding its network of hospital trauma centers;

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> Elected officials in Maryland announced a bill that would enable the Prince George's County Council to decide whether government-funded hospitals can close, WUSA9 reported. Article

> A veteran Hawaii State Hospital employee said he was attacked by a patient late last year and the state tried to cover-up the severity of the attack but state officials deny the charges, according to Hawaii News Now. Article

> Los Angeles County officials are taking steps to expand the region's network of hospital trauma centers. But the Los Angeles Times reports that a lawsuit from Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster alleging that its trauma center hasn't received its fair share of tax measure funding could hold up the plans. Article

Practice Management News

> Overall, physicians' pay increased a mere 1.8 percent over the past year, according to the 2015 "Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey" from Minneapolis-based Sullivan, Cotter and Associates. Article

> While innovations in healthcare have made getting basic services almost as easy as using an ATM, these trends haven't necessarily been positive for the physician-patient relationship, according to an article from ABC News. Article

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