Hospitals support more visa waivers for foreign docs; Duke LifePoint to acquire Michigan health system;

> A proposed bill, supported by the American Hospital Association, would allow state health departments to request J-1 visa waivers for up to 30 foreign physicians per year to work in federally designated Health Professions Shortage Areas or Medically Underserved Areas, according to AHA News Now. News brief

> KentuckyOne Health cut legal jobs at the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare following a merger with St. Joseph Health System, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Article

> The Cleveland Clinic has appointed its new president of South Pointe Hospital, the health system announced yesterday. Brian Harte will take the helm of the 179-bed acute care, community teaching hospital April 5. Statement

> Duke LifePoint plans to acquire Marquette (Mich.) General Health System, signing a memorandum of understanding, Marquette's board announced today. The deal, once finalized, will require government approval. Statement

> The National Institutes of Health released consumer tips on complementary medicine such as dietary supplements and mind and body approaches to managing symptoms, according to UPI. Wallet cards and tip sheets are designed to help consumers make more informed healthcare decisions. Article

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