Mayo Clinic, WellStar announce partnership; AZ GOP seeks to restrict Medicaid access;

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> Nurses at UPMC Altoona (Penn.) Hospital intend to stage a one-day walkout on Feb. 11, according to the Pittsburgh Business Journal. Article

> Mayo Clinic Health System and Atlanta's WellStar Health System will collaborate on a partnership intended to improve healthcare delivery and cut necessary travel time for Georgia patients, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Article

> Republican legislators in Arizona want to restrict who has access to expanded Medicaid and for how long, the Arizona Daily Star reports. Article

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> The Veterans Health Administration and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up in an effort not only to improve care for their own patients but for everyone in the country. Article

> The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that it will disperse more than $4 million in grants across 11 states to boost telemedicine in rural areas. Article

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