New Mexico hospital stops delivering babies; Texas nurses quit nursing home jobs to work at McDonald's;

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> Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas, New Mexico will no longer deliver babies because it couldn't keep a sufficient number of doctors and nurses on staff to offer around-the clock coverage, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Article

> The Broward Health drama continues. The SunSentinel reports that this week Gov. Rick Scott accused the board of impeding a state of Florida investigation into the troubled public hospital system. Article

> Texas is facing a state-wide nursing shortage at long-term facilities. Many nurses are quitting their jobs at state nursing homes to work for more money at McDonald's, according to KXAN. Article

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> Hospitals in Chicago will become the next in a major city to try and reduce their costs by providing apartments to homeless people who frequently use their emergency departments. Article

> Sutter Health, the large hospital chain in Northern California, is pushing for employer groups that contract for its services to agree to arbitration if there are legal disputes, or pay far more for services at its out-of-network facilities, according to NPR. Article

And Finally... Starting on a cliffhanger. Article

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