Partners CEO to step down; Calif. hospitals resume elective surgeries;

News From Around the Web

> Partners HealthCare CEO Gary Gottlieb will step down next year to become chief executive of the nonprofit Partners in Health, according to the Boston Globe. Article

> Two Orange County, California, hospitals have resumed elective surgeries 10 days after suspending all such procedures due to patient infections, according to the Los Angeles Times. Article

> Between May 2011 and January 2012, 16,000 painkillers were stolen from the University of Michigan Hospital, and officials remain at a loss about what happened, according to MLive. Article

> New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Memorial Hospital of Salem County is in danger of closing without intervention, and that attempting to turn it over to a for-profit company has failed, according to Article

Health Payer News

> Patient-centered medical homes have become increasingly more popular as they help insurers and providers lower costs and improve care. But one challenge that continues to face medical homes is building strong relationships with participating patients, especially taking into consideration individual needs and desires, according to a new report from the Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation. Article

And Finally… On second thought. Article