Knapp Medical workers protest CEO's pay; Jackson Health System will cut 240 jobs;

> Healthcare workers at Knapp Medical Center in Texas are protesting the chief executive's hefty $850,000 compensation, reports KGBT-TV. While CEO Jim Summersett rakes in big bucks, many employees haven't received bonuses in two years and ICU nurses saw a $0.75-per-hour pay cut a few months ago, according to a Knapp surgeon. Article

> Garfield Medical Center in California paid $530,000 to settle a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which alleged an ER employee sexually harassed 10 female coworkers, reports the San Francisco Examiner. Article

> The Obama administration's efforts to end drug shortages should bring a sigh of relief to hospitals, as an American Hospital Association member survey shows the limited supplies have forced 92 percent of hospitals to purchase more expensive alternatives, reports the West Central Tribune. Article

> Despite issuing furloughs for 11,000 workers, Jackson Health System in Florida will cut 240 jobs, or 2.5 percent of its workforce, reports the Miami Herald. About 170 of the jobs will be layoffs, and the rest will be the removal of vacant positions. Article

> In what could add to the growing list of healthcare mergers and acquisitions, the Orlando Health board of directors gave the a-okay to buy Health Central, reports the Orlando Business Journal. The Health Central board is expected to give approve the deal Nov. 29. Article

And Finally... 248 million: The number of turkeys expected to be raised this year in the United States. Article