HHS recognizes NY hospital group for patient safety improvements; VA's Shinseki won't resign over alleged cover up scandal;

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> The Department of Health and Human Services recognized the New York State Partnership for Patients and its 152 hospital organizations for improving patient safety and outcomes in a May report. Report

> Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki told a Senate committee that he had no intentions of resigning amid allegations of delayed patient care and secret wait lists at multiple VA hospitals across the country, CNN reported. Article

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> The perception gap between red and blue states on expanding Medicaid eligibility hews very closely to hospital admissions, the Washington Post reported. Article

> Several healthcare finance transparency measures could save the sector as much as $100 billion over the next decade, according to a new analysis. Article

> Massachusetts' hospitals posted slightly better financial figures for fiscal 2013, according to a new report from the state's Center for Health Information and Analysis. Article

And Finally... Take the wheel, kid. Article

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