Maryland hospitals unfairly penalized in best hospital rankings; NY hospital ousts CEO;

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> Johns Hopkins Hospital argues that Maryland hospitals are unfairly penalized in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings because the publication's methodology includes complications information from years in which the state's hospitals weren't required to submit "present on admission" data, according to U.S. News &World Report. Article

> The board of directors at Buffalo, New York-based Erie County Medical Center Corp. voted unanimously to remove Richard C. Cleland as the hospital CEO. The medical center did not reveal what led to his departure. The board also confirmed that Mary Laski Hoffman, its chief operating officer, resigned Tuesday, The Buffalo News reports. Article

> Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide of a mother and child at an Arizona children's hospital, according to CNN. Article

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> The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to rule on several religious nonprofits' objections to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate, marking the fourth time the justices will review challenges to the ACA. Article

> The uninsured rate among Americans has reached its lowest point ever, at just 9 percent, according to new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Article

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