Mayo aims to make Minnesota a global healthcare hot spot; Meaningful Use incentive payments top $10.6B;

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> The Mayo Clinic is injecting $5 billion into a new Destination Medical Center to make Minnesota a global hot spot for care, the Clinic announced yesterday. Statement

> After Superstorm Sandy, Bellevue Hospital is providing limited emergency room service and sending serious cases to other hospitals with more resources, NPR, WNYC and Kaiser Health News reported. New York-Presbyterian at Cornell's campus is seeing twice the usual number of trauma patients coming into the ER, putting a strain on the hospital during emergencies. Article

> Faced with decreasing state and federal reimbursements, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (N.H.) has eliminated 34 jobs to save about $1 million this year, hospital officials announced yesterday. Announcement

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has paid out more than $10.6 billion in incentive payments to providers via the Meaningful Use program. Article

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