LA hospital settles on patient-dumping case; Zika blood test moves forward;

News From Around the Web

> Los Angeles' Good Samaritan Hospital will pay $45,000 to settle claims of patient dumping, according to the Los Angeles Times. Article

> Less than half of stroke patients who died within a month of their hospital stay had their lifesaving measures preferences recorded, according to a recent study in Neurology. Study abstract

> A Zika virus test for donated blood is moving forward with support from the Department of Health and Human Services. Announcement

Health Finance News

> Fitch Ratings has reported some heady news for the for-profit hospital sector, but the ratings service does not expect it to coalesce into a trend. The for-profit sector reported its first uptick in organic growth in inpatient admissions last year for the first time since 2008. Article

> Acute care providers in the Midwest are reshaping themselves and the market through a series of mergers and acquisitions, Becker's Hospital Review has reported. Article

And Finally… Hazy recollection. Article

 

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