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> Stanford Children's Health has opened its doors to a surprising set of patients--adults. As part of the Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford, a collaboration between the Heart Center at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Health Care, adults with congenital heart disease may receive treatment from both pediatric and adult cardiologists, BusinessWire reports. Article

> Hospitals in Minnesota are reviewing workplace violence plans for keeping workers and employees safe in the wake of a shooting at St. Cloud hospital, according to CBS Minnesota. Article

> Patients in Virginia can now access an online patient safety database that includes information about hospitals' healthcare associated infections, readmission rates, mortality data, patient satisfaction and the efficiency of Medicare spending per beneficiary from 2010 through 2014, the Associated Press reports. Article

Provider News

> Patients with certain chronic diseases get equal or better quality of care when nonphysician providers deliver their primary care, two recent studies suggest. Article

> A new policy statement by the American College of Physicians calls for a more defined role for retail and pharmacy clinics, highlighting ongoing concerns primary care physicians have expressed. In general, these clinics should not replace the physician-patient relationship established through ongoing, consistent patient care, the APC stated in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Article

And Finally…Subterfuge. Article