Mayo Clinic launches Spanish social media; AHA blasts HIPAA disclosure rule;

> Mayo Clinic is expanding its social media presence with a Spanish Facebook page and Twitter feed, reports AMA News. Last month, Mayo launched its own social networking site. Article

> St. Joseph Hospital in Orange and Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, both in California, are cutting a combined 144 jobs, citing healthcare reform changes, the economy, and reduced reimbursements, reports the Orange County Register. Article

> Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass., is soliciting the help from lawmakers and the Attorney General after its union electrical workers started protesting against hiring nonunion workers for its $15 million renovation project, reports the Newburyport News. Article

> The American Hospital Association condemned the HIPAA disclosure rule provision that would allow patients to request to see who accessed their electronic health information, reports AHA News. Article

> Physicians at Salem Hospital in Oregon are accusing the organization of creating a monopoly by hiring employed physicians and squeezing out private practitioners, reports The Lund Report. Article

And Finally... Mayor takes city parking to heart: Crushes an illegally parked Mercedes with a tank. Article

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