Lower patient demand prompts hospital layoffs; Hospital farmers' market promotes community health;

> The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems are jointly developing a children's hospital to be managed by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the former announced Friday. The partnership will create an electronic medical records system to streamline pediatric care for patients from ambulatory clinics to the new hospital. Announcement

> Due to a drop in patient demand, Saint Joseph and Saint Joseph East Hospitals in Lexington, Ky., are laying off about 40 employees, ABC36News reported. Article

> Officials from California's Community Memorial Health System announced 31 layoffs, the Ventura County Star reported. They cited Medicare regulatory changes that led to a 6 percent drop in admissions. Article

> To promote health and wellness, Mississippi's Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto held a farmers' market that attracted more than 500 people, The Commercial Appeal reported. The event also gave area farmers the opportunity to sell some of their goods. Article

> Longer in-hospital resuscitation could improve survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest, according to researched published last week in the journal Lancet, Medscape Today noted. Article

And Finally… Beer shortage could destroy Oktoberfest (and dreams). Article