Hospital to pay $406K for employing barred nurse; Banner Health shakes up leadership;

> Iowa's Buchanan County Health Center will pay $406,030 for employing barred nurse, according to the Des Moines Register. The hospital hired the nurse in 2007, although she was banned from working in a Medicare-Medicaid facility because of allegations of prior drug use and stealing from patients. Article

> Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is facing some bad PR and publicly apologizing for making an insensitive comment about a girl with a mental disability, reported The Philadelphia Inquirer. The hospital said it will review all processes and written material to make sure they are "sensitive to the needs of all families." Article

> Arizona's Banner Health changed around its leadership with three new CEOs at its Phoenix-area facilities, the system announced earlier this week. Todd Werner will take the helm of Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Rob Gould will lead Banner Desert Medical Center and Deb Krmpotic will become CEO at Banner Estrella. Announcement

> In its third round of cuts, Bluefield (W.V.) Regional Medical Center laid off 22 more non-clinical employees, according to The Associated Press. The hospital cut 32 non-clinical positions last year. Article

> Wyckoff Heights Medical Center will merge with Brooklyn Hospital Center and Interfaith Medical Center, reported DNAinfo. Meanwhile, the Brooklyn district attorney's office has been investigating the hospital's management practices. Article

And Finally... Birthday boy gets his wish in creating the most expensive coffee. Article

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