> A computer was reported stolen from the emergency center of Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in South Carolina, reports WYFF 4, an NBC affiliate. The computer was encrypted and had no patient information on it, according to a hospital representative. Report
> The rate of adverse events at veteran hospitals is declining, but the number of reported close calls is increasing, according to a study released yesterday in the Archives of Surgery. Study
> The Human Rights Campaign recently reported that healthcare equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is slowly improving with nondiscrimination policy use. Meanwhile, five national healthcare groups (Association of American Medical Colleges, American College of Healthcare Executives, American Hospital Association, Catholic Health Association of the United States, and National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems) yesterday called for an elimination of minority disparities in care, reports AHA News Now.
> Hoboken (N.J.) University Medical Center CEO Spiros Hatiras resigned in the midst of a potential ownership transfer, reports the Hudson Reporter. Article
> Cleveland Clinic opened its new $96 million facility, Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center, with 35 specialties, reports WTAM Newsradio Cleveland. Article
And Finally... Heartwarming story of the day: Doctor has her wedding in hospital so patients can attend. Article