Hospital spending and food quality not linked; Is it time to embrace environmental healthcare?;

News From Around the Web

> New data showing how much U.K. hospitals are spending on their patients' meals reveals high cost doesn't mean good food, The Guardian reported. Article

> Under a new affiliation agreement Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Medicine International aims to bring enhanced clinical care, patient safety and leadership education to Hospital Moinhos de Vento of Porto Alegre in Brazil, the former announced Wednesday. Announcement

> Lynchburg, Va.-based Centra Health has started notifying 124 employees that they will be laid off thanks in part to decreased lengths of stay and reduced readmissions at the nonprofit system, The News & Advance reported. Article

Healthcare Leadership News

> Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova Health System in Virginia, calls on fellow hospital leaders to promote environmental healthcare. Blog Post

> Physicians looking to move from white coats to suit jackets can use this five-point checklist from the American College of Physician Executives. Blog Post

And Finally... Smile! Even the Pope takes selfies. Article