Mount Sinai CEO supports NYC soda ban; NY Presbyterian board member has highest nonprofit pay;

> The president and CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center voiced his support of Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to ban large sodas and other sugary drinks. Obesity not only leads to avoidable hospitalizations and readmissions but ultimately trillions of dollars in healthcare spending, Kenneth Davis said in a statement Thursday. Statement

> Drawing fears about the superbug outbreak, an antibiotic-resistant strain of KPC (Klebsiella pneumonia) has killed a seventh person at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland, The Washington Post reported. So far, 19 patients have contracted the superbug since August 2011. Article

> The Supreme Court in Massachusetts on Friday upheld the dismissal of lawsuits brought by Boston Medical Center and other hospitals, asking the state to reimburse them for MassHealth enrollees, according to the Associated Press. Article

> Illinois' Northwest Community Healthcare plans to cut another 110 positions as part of its restructuring plan, the Chicago Daily Herald reported. Article

> According to a new study, the highest-paid nonprofit executive is executive vice chairman of the New York Presbyterian Hospital board of trustees, who had $4.3 million in 2010 compensation, including a $1.71 million salary, Bloomberg reported. Article

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