MRSA infections decline at VA hospitals; Minnesota hospital loses 1,200 patient records during relocation;

> A new study finds that Veterans Affairs hospitals are seeing a drop in MRSA infections, reports the Seattle Times. According to the study of 153 VA hospitals, the rate of MRSA infections dropped 62 percent in intensive-care units over 32 months, and 45 percent in surgical and rehabilitation units. Article

> An ACO pilot involving the California Public Employees' Retirement System, Blue Shield of California HMO, Catholic Healthcare West and Hill Physicians Medical Group may produce $15.5 million in savings, the pension system announced earlier this week. Press Release

> Jackson Health System picked a veteran banker--with no healthcare experience--as its new CEO, reports the Miami Herald. Carlos Migoya is expected to take over the struggling system on June 1. Article

> Ninety-five percent of Americans say it's important that their doctors participate in a program to maintain their Board Certification, according to a survey by the American Board of Medical Specialties. In fact, nearly half--45 percent--would find a new doctor if theirs was not involved in one. Press Release

> Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis can't seem to find a box containing 1,200 patient records that was shipped to a new office, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The hospital is offering a year's worth of free identity protection to affected patients. Article

And Finally... Weight-loss doc offers women an unusual way to burn calories. Article