Philadelphia hospitals finalize plans for papal visit; New CEO of Brooklyn hospital named;

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>  Philadelphia area hospitals are finalizing their game plans for the papal weekend, especially in terms of how to take care of staff that can't go home, CBS3 Philly reports. Article

> To prepare for a possible chemical crisis, nurses at Pensacola Naval Hospital are participating in a training program to learn how to care for contaminated patients, according to the Pensacola News Journal. Article

> Kenneth Gibbs, the head of the municipal bond departmen at Jefferies Group Inc. has been named president and chief executive of Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn's largest hospital, and will begin his new duties in early 2016, Bloomberg Business reports. Article

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> Faced with rapidly rising costs for their healthcare, automotive workers may form a special cooperative to negotiate with providers directly for services, Crain's Detroit Business has reported. Article

> A New York City physician with a master's degree in public health has come to the conclusion that it would have been cheaper for her to have asked for the cash-pay price for her hospital to perform a mammogram than having it billed through her insurance company, according to MedPage Today. Article

And Finally… What a lovely day. Article