Men tried to steal copper pipe from defunct hospital; West Penn Allegheny CEO accuses UPMC of monopolistic tendencies;

> NYU's Hospital for Joint Diseases shut down a treatment area after one patient reported seeing a bedbug on another patient, the New York Daily News reports. Article

> Two men were caught trying to steal copper pipe from Redstone, Pa.-based Brownsville General Hospital, which closed in February 2009, the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. Article

> Massachusetts' largest health network, Partners HealthCare System Inc., finished the 2010 fiscal year in better shape than other healthcare organizations in the state, the Boston Globe reports. For the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, it saw a $195 million gain on operating revenue of $8.1 billion. Article

> A hospital in New Zealand sent a man home with a chunk of bone stuck in his throat, the Otago Daily Times reports. The closest a doctor got to examining him was to look down his throat "from five feet [away]." The bone fragment was more than one square inch in area. Article

> Dr. Christopher Olivia, CEO of West Penn Allegheny Health System, contends that his organization's local rival, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is trying to create a monopoly in the marketplace, the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. Article

And Finally... Did this name change make him feel any better? Article

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