Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center had to transfer nearly 200 patients; Another sex offender escapes from hospital;

> The Michigan Nurses Association filed an unfair labor practice charge against Sparrow Hospital, the Lansing State Journal reports.The union alleges the hospital "restrained, coerced and interfered with its employees" attempts to form or assist a labor organization. Article

> Another sex offender escaped from Arizona State Hospital this year, raising questions about the facility's security, abc15.com reports. Article

> Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center's med/surgical beds were so full in October, that it had to transfer about 192 patients, myFOXla.com reports. One-hundred and two went to another county facility, while the county picked up the tab for the rest, who went to private hospitals. Article

> Gregory Johnson has been named president and CEO of Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, Ill., the Daily Journal reports. Article

> Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Mo., promoted CFO Jim Muehlhauser to president and CEO, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Article

And Finally... A far cry from the gulag. Article