Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO to step down; Fund will aid hospital employees affected by recent disasters;

> The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center signed contracts with three insurers yesterday, giving Western Pennsylvania employers and their workers more health insurance options, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Article

> The Care Fund will help hospital employees and their families affected by the April 27 tornadoes and the recent flooding of the Mississippi River, reports AHA News Now. Article

> A nurse took her own life after a child died from a medical error, highlighting the importance of how hospitals deal with clinicians after errors, reports HealthLeaders Media. Article

> A Seattle company is attempting to lower healthcare costs with a membership fee-based system, according to the Lower Cost Coverage blog. Qliance charges patients about $65 per month in exchange for unlimited doctor visits from any of the clinics 12 physicians and related staff. Post

> Dr. Edward D. Miller, the dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will retire June 30, 2012, reports the Baltimore Business Journal. Miller apparently has agreed to help Malaysia develop its first private medical school and teaching hospital. Article

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