Ousted CEO to get nearly $1M in severance pay; D.C. mayor maneuvers to get United Medical Center back in private sector;

> Ken Graham, who recently was ousted from his job as president and  CEO of California-based El Camino Hospital "without cause," will receive nearly $1 million in severance pay, the Daily News reports. Article

> Jeanne Darricades, an Alamosa, Colo. lawyer, was named CEO of Valley-Wide Health Systems, the Pueblo Chieftain reports. Article

> A new short stay medical center planned by Franciscan St. Francis Health in Carmel, Ind. will hire 75 employees by 2015, the Indianapolis Star reports. Article

> The mayor of Washington, D.C. is pushing to get United Medical Center off the city's plate and back in private hands, the Washington Business Journal reports. Article

> Meritus Health based in Hagerstown, Md. has named Joseph Ross its new president and CEO, the Herald-Mail reports. Article

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