Oregon nurse receives $3M award for wrongful termination claim; Texas hospitals participate in five-year plan to support mothers' decision to breastfeed;

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> A jury in Portland, Oregon, awarded $3 million to a former nurse at the Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center who claimed she was wrongfully terminated after she complained that cost-cutting measures jeopardized patient care, Oregon Live reports. Article

> A new study reveals that neighborhood factors don't influence the use of emergency medical services for stroke as much as individual factors, refuting earlier research that socio-demographic characteristics of the neighborhood are behind the low rates of emergency services for this life-threatening condition. Study abstract

> Thirty-three Texas hospitals will take part in a five-year quality improvement project to help support a mother's choice to breastfeed, according to The Monitor. Article

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> The healthcare jobs market is apparently booming, with hiring at hospitals leading the way, according to new data from the Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending. Article

> Medical schools are beginning to educate would-be doctors about the cost of the healthcare they deliver and how to discuss finances with patients, according to the Los Angeles radio station KPCC. Article

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