LifePoint Hospitals CEO earns $7.7M; Board member resigns over the proposed hospital sale;

> The CEO of LifePoint Hospitals earned more than $7.7M in 2011, according to information filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. His total compensation fell 5.5 percent from the $8.15 million the year before. Analysis

> Nebraska's Alegent Health, under Catholic Health Initiatives, will acquire Creighton University Medical Center from Tenet Healthcare, reported Business Week. The parties expect to finalize the deal before July. Article

> Up to 30 independent primary-care practices in Hawaii are transforming into patient-centered medical homes as part of the federally-funded Hawaii Island Beacon Community project. HIBC is one of 15 "beacon communities" that received a total of $220 million in federal funds to serve as national models for adopting EHRs and other health IT. Statement

> A board member for Arkansas-based Mercy has resigned over the proposed sale of St. Joseph's Mercy Health System to Tennessee-based Capella Healthcare, reported Arkansas Business. Article

And Finally... Time to put Fluffy on a diet. Article