Mentally ill get inferior care; Tort reform cuts down on malpractice;

> Mentally ill patients face inferior care and have higher mortality rates, according to a new study by the University of Leicester in the U.K., reports ScienceDaily. Article

> Tort reform can help cut down on malpractice lawsuits, according to a study published in the Jouranl of the American College of Surgeons. Study

> After nurse protests, USC University Hospital and the USC Norris Cancer Hospital reached a tentative agreement with the California Nurses Association, which represent 600 registered nurses at the facilities. Negotiations started in October 2010. USC News Brief

> Mayo Clinic will purchase Queen of Peace Hospital, a 25-bed facility in New Prague, Minn., according to the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. Article

> Stewart Health Care System, LLC, in Boston will likely purchase Morton Hospital and Medical Center of Taunton, Mass. after Morton filed notice of the sale with the attorney general, according to the Boston Globe. Article

And Finally... Say goodbye to Dr. McDreamy. Article