Peninsula Hospital lays off 200+ workers; Public hospital creates nonprofit foundation to raise funds;

> New York's Peninsula Hospital, struggling to emerge from bankruptcy, laid off more than 200 employees Friday, according to the New York Daily News. Article

> In order to stay open, Bennett County (S.D.) Hospital is hoping to strike a deal with state officials for higher reimbursements, reported the Associated Press. Article

> California's oldest public hospital is establishing a nonprofit, independent foundation to boost community awareness and raise funds to continue providing care, reported the Modesto Bee. Article

> Wyoming Medical Center starts construction this month for its new $40 million, 48-bed tower, which will remove the need for shared patient rooms. Officials expect the facility to open in fall 2013, reported the Billings Gazette. Article

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