Missouri hospital set to close this month; Lung transplant patient sues Pittsburgh hospital for fungal infection linked to mold outbreak;

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> Altarum Institute's new Center for Ethics in Health Care plans to first tackle hospital ethics practices nationwide. Announcement

>A lung transplant patient has sued a Pittsburgh hospital for negligence after he contracted a fungal infection in his lungs during a mold outbreak that's been linked to the deaths of three other transplant patients, TribLive reports. Article

> Parkland Health Center-Weber Road in Farmington, Missouri, will close later this month, according to the (Missouri) Daily Journal. Article

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>The Affordable Care Act has been fairly generous to hospitals in terms of creating more insured patients who have a higher likelihood of paying their bills, but pediatric facilities may actually be hit hard by healthcare reform, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Article

>The federal government will start penalizing hospitals in 2017 for patients who contract Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections during their stay, and the move will cost many institutions millions of dollars in Medicare revenue--not to mention the cost of treating the afflicted patient. Article

And Finally... Rey-sing heck. Article

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