McKesson will buy U.S. Oncology for $2.2B; Former Portsmouth Naval Medical Center employee sentenced to 15 months in jail;

> The 200-foot pedestrian bridge for Spectrum Health's Helen DeVos Children's Hospital will weight 100 tons when complete, the Grand Rapids Press reports. Article

> St. Luke's Episcopal Health System acquired a majority interest in Patients Medical Center in Pasadena, Houston Business Journal reports. Article

> Fishermen's Hospital's board shrank from 16 to seven members, KeysNet.com reports. Some trustees ended their terms and others decided not to seek reelection. Article

> A former civilian employee of Portsmouth Naval Medical Center will spend 15 months in jail after pleading guilty to taking $20,000 in bribes in exchange for awarding $450,000 in contracts to two local medical supply companies, the Virginian-Pilot reports. Article

> McKesson will buy U.S. Oncology for $2.2 billion, DOTmed reports. Article

And Finally... No age discrimination here. Article

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