Jackson Health CEO donates $160K bonus to women's hospital; Adult hospitalizations for congenital heart disease rise;

News From Around the Web

> Jackson Health System President and CEO Carlos Migoya donated his $160,000 bonus to support renovations of Jackson Women's Hospital, The Miami Herald reported. Article

> Care for people with diagnosed diabetes accounts for more than one in five U.S healthcare dollars, according to new research published this week in Diabetes Care. Abstract

> St. Joseph Health System has acquired operations for Bellville (Texas) General Hospital, which will become a Catholic-sponsored hospital named Bellville St. Joseph Health Center. Announcement

> Adult hospitalizations for congenital heart disease nearly doubled over a 12-year period, according to a national analysis from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Abstract

Health Payer News

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has quietly reinstated its controversial financial reward program, which includes a bonus of $1,500 to any board member who attends a meeting in person and $500 for calling into the meeting by phone. Article

> The health insurance industry has launched a widespread campaign, including a new TV ad and social media websites, to convince lawmakers and regulators to stop proposed Medicare Advantage cuts. Article

And Finally… It's called the quiet car for a reason. Article