Mailroom worker hoards patient records; Houston hospital shutting it doors;

> A mailroom worker at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in California took home medical documents of nearly 1,500 patients, including Social Security numbers and insurance information, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The hospital fired the employee, who said she didn't have a reason for taking home the records. Article

> Following its acquisition by long-term care parent company HealthSouth Corp., HealthSouth Hospital of Houston will be closing its doors in less than 60 days, reports the Houston Business Journal. Article

> Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Sante Fe, N.M., avoided strike by reaching a deal with nurses and technical workers, reports the Sante Fe New Mexican. The contract will set up a staffing committee to set staffing levels and will prohibit workers from refusing to work overtime. Article

> After filing a complaint with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, more than 4,000 registered nurses say they are ready to picket at University of Michigan Health System for alleged collective bargaining, according to a Michigan Nurses Association/National Nurses United press release. Press release

> Bringing the total sales number to six hospitals since March 2010, MedCath yesterday announced it will sell Heart Hospital of New Mexico and Arkansas Heart Hospital, reports the Associated Press. Article

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