HHS names nine new Ebola treatment centers; Rural health activists urge lawmakers to pass rural hospitals act;

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> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has selected nine health departments and associated partner hospitals to become special regional treatment centers for patients with Ebola or other severe, highly infectious diseases. Announcement

> Police say a Pennsylvania hospital security guard lied about being shot on duty but the exact circumstances of that shooting remain under investigation, according to PennLive.com. Article

> A group of activists from across the country will end their 283-mile march today on Capitol Hill to draw lawmakers' attention to the rural health crisis and urge Congress to pass the Save Rural Hospitals Act. Announcement

Health Finance News

> The Healthcare Financial Management Association offers advice for hospitals to financially prepare for an adverse Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell. Article

> Bills are pending in the Massachusetts legislature that would require hospitals to report their offshore assets and pay financial penalties if their chief executive officers take home overly generous paychecks. Article

And Finally… ER water works, Article