MD hospital offers seniors-only ER; Los Angeles County standardizes surgical consent forms;

> A Silver Spring, MD hospital has established one of the country's first emergency departments designed to serve patients aged 65 and older. Article

> Los Angeles County hospitals are standardizing their patient consent forms for surgery after being forced to settle a malpractice lawsuit for $1.6 million. Article

> With state funds being cut, Minnesota safety-net hospital Hennepin County Medical Center is cutting 100 jobs, or 3 percent of the workforce, and freezing capital spending. Article

> Caritas Christi Health Care, a health system owned by the Archdiocese of Boston, has struck a deal with the local SEIU branch that will let the union group organize its employees. Article

And Finally... Who thought librarians could be this tough? Article

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