Hospital visitation rights for LGBT partners take effect; Two-year prison term for nurse who sold surgical equipment on eBay;

> New rules on hospital visitation rights kicked in Tuesday, allowing patients to decide who is allowed to visit them and who gets to make medical decisions on their behalf, regardless of sexual or gender identity, the Huffington Post reports. Article

> Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., will allow any bypass surgery patient who is readmitted with related complications within 90 days of discharge to not pay anything for the second hospital stay, the Business Review reports. Article

> Steward Health Care System, which was created to run Caritas Christi Health Care hospitals, named Jeffrey Liebman president of Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Mass., the Boston Globe reports. He was president and CEO of the Needham-based campus of Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare. Article

> For stealing $300,000 worth of surgical equipment and supplies from St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., and selling it on eBay, Angela DeVarso, a former OR nurse, was recently sentenced to two years in prison, the Bergen Record reports. Article

> David Brandon was named president and CEO of Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, the Telegraph Herald reports. Article

And Finally... Looks like they've lost that lovin' feeling. Article

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