New York City hospitals, workers reach deal, avert strike; Tap water bacteria infection may have killed four patients in South Carolina;

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> Hospitals and 70,000 healthcare workers in New York City reached a four-year deal on wages and benefits that will avert a strike, The Wall Street Journal reported. Article

> Tap water that staff at Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina used prior to surgery may be responsible for a bacteria that infected 15 patients, killing four of them, according to Greenville Online. Article

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> Using prefabricated materials on a Denver hospital shaved months and millions off the construction cost, the Denver Post reported. Article

> Healthcare Finance News examines the pros and cons of buying or leasing hospital equipment. Article

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> Many states want to lessen the impact of provider consolidation by implementing laws and regulations that encourage price disclosure and ensure limits on healthcare prices, according to a new paper from the National Academy of Social Insurance and Catalyst for Payment Reform. Article

And Finally… You took a wrong turn, son. Article