Henry Ford Hospital CEO launches a blog; Vanguard revises cash purchase price for Detroit Medical Center;

> Dr. John Popovich Jr., president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has launched a new blog about what it's like to run a hospital. Blog

> Edward Ludwig, chairman & CEO of Becton Dickinson, told CNBC that demand for hospital supplies will rise over the next 12 to 18 months. Article

>  Vanguard Health Systems issued a lower cash purchase price of about $391 million for the Detroit Medical Center, down from $417 million three months ago, the Detroit News reports. The final purchase price depends on the amount of debt outstanding, accrued interest to be repaid and the "value of certain assets designated for debt retirement on the closing date." Article

> American Hospital Association President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock said reform efforts have pushed hospitals toward examining their cost structures, rather than battling for higher reimbursements, Business First reports.  Article

> De-funding the Center for Medicare Innovation would be a big mistake, according to FierceHealthIT Editor Neil Versel. -- Read the full commentary on FierceHealthIT

And Finally...The queen just upped her hipness quotient (or maybe not). Article

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