Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford plans $1.1 billion expansion of heart center; Baltimore hospitals to create up to 1,000 jobs in Maryland;

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> California-based Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford plans a major expansion of its heart center. The hospital is scheduled to open the $1.1 billion facility in September 2017. The planned 521,000 square-foot facility will nearly double the size of the current hospital. Announcement

> Several Baltimore hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, propose a plan to create up to 1,000 new jobs in Maryland geared to poor residents and in areas with high unemployment rates, according to the Hub. Article

> The Oregon State Hospital must reduce overtime and implement an electronic health system to better improve patient safety and promote patient recovery, according to an audit report by the Oregon Secretary of State. Audit report

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> With an eye on improving patient engagement, IBM Watson Health has announced the launch of a new population health tool. Article

> A new website developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs is set to become a one-stop-shop for service members to get information on agency services, according to Federal News Radio. Article

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