Parkland Memorial stays open; Hospital recycles waste;

> Following reported patient safety breaches, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has reached an agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for corrective actions, while the hospital remains open, reports the Dallas Business Journal. Article

> Memorial Hospital of Texas County CEO Jim Grocholski was voted out by the hospital's board of control with the agreement undisclosed, reports Connect Amarillo, an affiliate of KVII. Grocholski said it was not a termination, and the hospital lost $1.3 million in 2010. Article

> Adventist Medical Center in Oregon is converting potentially infectious waste every month into recycled confetti, reports the Portland Tribune. Article

> St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, both in New York, will pay $2.59 million and $55,000, respectively, to settle allegations that they violated physician self-referral regulations, reports Long Island Business News. Article

> Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, according to a new Joint Commission report released yesterday. The Joint Commission calls for more evidence-based practices to prevent such infections, as required effective Jan. 1, reports AHA News Now. News brief

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