Oregon patients burned by hospital operating room lights; NBA partners with Kaiser Permanente;

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> At least 10 patients at Silverton Hospital in Oregon suffered burns when staff didn't replace filters on lights in three operating rooms, according to the Associated Press via KSL.com. Article

> The number of travelers who use antibiotics adds to the global spread of superbugs, according to research published in Clinical Infectious DiseasesStudy abstract and commentary

> The National Basketball Association announced a new multiyear strategic partnership with Kaiser Permanente that will focus on building healthier communities. Announcement

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> The American Hospital Association has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a legal doctrine used to secure some antitrust waivers for mergers in other fields and have it apply to similar deals involving hospitals, AHA News Now reported. Article

> Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has expressed astonishment that not-for-profit hospitals garnish the wages of low-income patients who should have qualified for charity care at the institutions where they received treatment, according to NPR and ProPublica. Article

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