Hospital see profit margins jump in Philadelphia; Catholic Health, Tenet to co-own revenue cycle firm;

> Philadelphia hospital profit margins improved slightly last year, while their revenue growth rate continued to drop, thanks, in part, to 2011 state budget cuts, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer. Article

> The threatened strike at eight Twin City hospitals has been averted with a contract deal‎, according to Pioneer Press. Article

> Accredited teaching hospitals with fellowship programs have fewer complications for patients who undergo radical surgery for prostate cancer, according to a new study by Henry Ford Hospital. Announcement

>  Catholic Health Initiatives and Tenet Healthcare will partner in the ownership of Conifer Health Solutions, a Tenet subsidiary provides revenue cycle and business process management services to hospitals, both announced yesterday. Announcement (.pdf)

> Research finds self-management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease poses risks, according to a study in May 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Study abstract

And Finally… Five-second rule okay for PB&J. Article