HFMA names new CEO; Healthcare communicators debate pros and cons of Facebook Timeline;

> The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has named its new president and CEO, the group announced Wednesday. Joseph Fife, who has been been Vice President of Hospital Finance at Michigan's Spectrum Health for the past 11 years, will take the helm of HFMA in June. Announcement

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is suspending a hospital outpatient quality measure, OP-19, which is used with emergency department patients who receive a transition record upon discharge, according to AHA News Now. News brief

> While one healthcare social media strategist is embracing the new Facebook Timeline, another is cautioning not to bite off more than you can chew, according to new blog posts on Hospital Impact.

> Hundreds of nurses are picketing over staffing levels at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, reported The Boston Globe. They want hospital officials to hire local nurses for permanent jobs instead of temporary nurses that endanger patient satisfaction and quality ratings. Article

> The Medicare program could save about $10,000 per hospitalized Alzheimer's patient if they are diagnosed when they are nursing home residents, according to research from Brown University. Announcement

And Finally... Man tries to rob bank armed with toilet plunger. Article