Philadelphia psych hospitals ban smoking; Aging population in California will mean higher healthcare costs for taxpayers;

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> Sharon Hospital in Connecticut has announced it replaced Kimberly Lumia as president and CEO. Peter Cordeau, Sharon Hospital's chief nursing officer and chief operating officer, has been appointed the hospital's interim CEO, according to the RepublicanAmerican. Article

> All psychiatric hospitals that have contracts with the city of Philadelphia must ban all forms of tobacco, inside and outdoors, among patients and staff, Philly.com reports. Article

> California's growing aging population will pose challenges for taxpayers, including costs for healthcare services, according to The Sacramento Bee. Article

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> The healthcare economy continues to chug on, adding jobs at a high rate while pricing and spending trends remain low, according to recent data from the Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending. Article

> Hospital and pediatrics lobbies are pushing the Obama administration for a small increase in graduate medical education funding at children's hospitals. Article

And Finally… Grin and bear it. Article

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