Hospital spent $250k+ trying to silence the din of exhaust fans; Officials probe death of 16 babies at public hospital;

> Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has spent more than $250k to mitigate noise coming from HVAC exhaust fans that neighbors within a three-block radius have been complaining about since 2009, the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. Article

> Health officials in the Dominican Republic are probing the death of 16 babies at a public hospital, Associated Press reports. Article

> HHS awarded more than $14 million to support research aimed at achieving better patient outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations. Press release

> Construction as begun on a 32,000 square foot health facility for Volkswagen auto assembly plant workers, the Chattanooga Free Press reports. The health center will become the sixth of Erlanger Health System's campuses. Article

> Kevin Joseph was named the new CEO of West Chester Hospital in West Chester, Ohio, where he has served as interim CEO since May, the Middletown Journal reports. Article

And Finally... Pity the poor roadside trees. Article