Parkland Hospital still has reported ED deficiencies; Latinos received 10% of healthcare degrees;

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services preliminarily approved general supervision for 27 outpatient therapeutic services, a decision supported by the American Hospital Association, according to AHA News Now. News brief

> Parkland Hospital in Dallas is improving, but the troubled hospital still has reported deficiencies in the emergency department, according to HealthLeaders Media. Article

> A former St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii executive and California's Hampton Health medical group have submitted a letter of intent to acquire two former Hawaii Medical Center facilities, reported Pacific Business News. Article

> Latinos received only 10 percent of the degrees and certificates in 2009-10 in healthcare-related professions, according to a study released Wednesday by Excelencia in Education. The report comes with growing concerns about health literacy for the Hispanic population. Study (.pdf)

> New Hampshire hospitals have been saving "hundreds of thousands" of dollars a year,  thanks to the Granite Shield Insurance exchange, which formed a larger pool for their medical malpractice insurance, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Daily. Article

And Finally… Parents are happier that nonparents. Announcement