Hospital profits up sharply; CT hospital on probation after patient dies;

> Hospital profits climbed dramatically between the third quarter of 2008 and the second quarter of 2009, according to a new analysis by research firm Thomson Reuters. FierceHealthFinance

> Hartford, CT-based St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been put on probation by state officials, citing patient care violations which resulted in the death of at least one patient. Article

> The Healthcare Financial Management Association has released its recommendations on making hospitals' revenue collection efforts more friendly to patients. FierceHealthFinance

> New research suggests that caregivers can help the elderly prevent falls by monitoring sensors attached to their clothing, carpeting and rooms. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... If you're going to wreck a million-dollar sports car, there's probably better ways to do it than this. Article