Lawsuit against Scripps Health going to trial; Former CEO of closed hospital asks for $1M severance;

> In California, an anti-competitive lawsuit against Scripps Health is heading to trial, reported The Coast News. Tri-City Medical claims the nonprofit system directed patients from inside the boundaries of Tri-City's Healthcare District to its own facilities. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its Home Health Compare website with patient survey data, the agency announced yesterday. The data includes patients who received care from Medicare-certified home health agencies between October 2010 and September 2011. Announcement (.pdf)

> The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE ) recognized 33 hospitals in six states for reducing energy consumption by more than 10 percent. "[T]he resources that they saved can be returned to support the core mission of the organization, to provide outstanding care to patients," ASHE Executive Director Dale Woodin said in a statement Wednesday. Announcement

> The former CEO of New York's Peninsula Hospital, which closed last month, is asking for $1.2 million, according to the New York Daily News. Of that, $800,400 is for severance pay and more than $427,000 is for termination of contract. Article

And Finally... Starbucks removes bugs from coffee. Article

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