Patients lured with steak; Resident sues after fired for privacy violation;

> Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I., and the United Nurses and Allied Professionals union reached an agreement to maintain nurse benefits, pensions, and modest wage increases, reports The Providence Journal. Article

> Union nurses at St. Charles Hospital in New York are "information picketing" about staffing ratios, reports Port Jefferson Patch. Article

> Workers and protesters at mental health facility Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, Calif., are picketing against hospital violence after a patient allegedly killed a Napa State Hospital staffer, reports NPR. Article

> A former Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa resident physician, Julie C. Howard, is suing the hospital for terminating her for allegedly violating patient privacy, reports the Globe Gazette. Article

> Colorado hospitals are luring patients by offering hospital luxuries, such as steak and scallops, reports Health Policy Solutions. Article

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