Prentice Women's Hospital demolition gets mayoral support; Henry Ford, Beaumont Health to create $6.4B organization;

> The demolition of the historic Prentice Women's Hospital yesterday received support from Chicago's mayor, the Chicago Tribune reported. Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the site to hold a new Northwestern medical research center to drive emerging scientific research, job growth and grant money. Article

> Utah's Intermountain Medical Center did not comply with 66 out of 165 reviewed claims, leading to overpayments totaling $198,000 for 2009 and 2010, the Office of the Inspector General said in a report released Friday. The hospital lacked adequate controls to prevent incorrect Medicare billing and did not fully understand billing requirements. Report

> On Monday, San Francisco-based Dignity Health called off its acquisition deal with Ashland (Ore.) Community Hospital, although neither side explained why. Last month, the boards of both organizations had approved the merger plan. Statement

> Henry Ford Health System, Beaumont Health Systems are joining forces to create a new $6.4 billion organization, both nonprofit systems announced today. Two of Michigan's largest hospital groups plan to develop a community-based system to further innovation and economic development. Announcement

And Finally… And you thought the headless horseman was scary. Article