Mayo Clinic $28M expansion; Grady Memorial Hospital cuts 120 jobs;

> While other systems in the country may be closing or eliminating positions, Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Minn., is expanding into a $28 million building project with a recent donation of $750,000 from The Hormel Foundation. The expansion will create 70 new jobs in the community, reports KIMT News. Article

> Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta is eliminating two percent of its work force, cutting 120 jobs, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Like other hospitals in the state and around the country, Grady has had increased emergency room visits from uninsured patients. Last week, Piedmont Healthcare also in Atlanta announced jobs cuts totaling five percent of its workforce. Article

> The 218-bed Battle Creek Health System will become part of Kalamazoo's Bronson Healthcare, effective July 1, reports Battle Creek Enquirer. The new name of the combined system will be Bronson Battle Creek. Battle Creek's current President and CEO Denise Brooks-Williams will report to Bronson CEO and President Frank Sardone. Article

> More than 90 percent of all face masks and exam gloves are manufactured aboard, reports Hospitals & Health Networks Daily. The statistic on non-American-made products calls into question the social responsibility of healthcare institutions.  Article

> Press Ganey CEO Richard B. Siegrist Jr. yesterday announced he is stepping down from his current position for a chief innovation officer position to introduce new products, effective July 1. Press Ganey's President and Chief Financial Officer Robert Draughon will become CEO. Press release

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