Los Angeles Kaiser nurses to strike; Allegiance Health joins Henry Ford Health System;

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> Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center registered nurses will strike for a week in a push for their first contract since joining the California Nurses Association, according to the New York Daily News. Article

> Michigan-based Spectrum Health Innovations will join forces with students from Kendall College of Art and Design to design rooms tailored to patients with epilepsy, according to WOOD-TV. Article

> Jackson, Michigan's Allegiance Health announced it will join Detroit's Henry Ford Health System. Announcement

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> When physicians at the University Hospitals healthcare system in Cleveland use the electronic prescribing system to provide a particularly pricey drug to a patient, the name of the medication pops up accompanied by five dollar signs, according to The Washington Post. Article

> The acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has suggested to The Huffington Post that hospitals and insurers often deflect financial responsibility for care to patients by not taking any responsibility at all. Article

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