PA hospitals make deep cuts; TX hospital reviews safety policy after assault;

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> Pennsylvania hospitals cut 3,900 jobs between February 2013 and February 2014 due to reduced payments, and further cuts and layoffs are likely in coming months, according to an announcement from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of PennsylvaniaAnnouncement

> A Texas hospital will review its safety policies and procedures after a patient assaulted and injured three nurses, according to the Victoria Advocate. Article

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> Hospitals face increasing pressure to engage in mergers or acquisitions, according to officials connected to three large financial firms with ties in the healthcare sector. Article

> Hospitals that often receive millions of dollars in discounted drugs for their safety-net populations are providing relatively little charity care, according to a new report. But the American Hospital Association (AHA) knocked the report, issued by a nonprofit organization highly critical of the 340B program, AHA News Now reported. Article

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> It's time to grow beyond yesterday's population health management, and health organizations must employ uncommon methods to truly discover new methods to do so, writes Jason Burke, a senior advisor for advanced analytics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, in InformationWeek. Article

And Finally... She's just being Miley. Article