Quad Cities hospitals examine mental health care; Stanford hospital nurses make deal to avoid strike;

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> Hospitals in the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa are debating the best way to offer mental health treatment to local patients, including potentially emulating successful models from Colorado, local TV station WQAD reports. Article

> Nurses from Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital will not go on strike after reaching a deal that will make them the highest-paid nurses in the area, according to The Stanford Daily. Article

> A federal appeals court has reinstated class allegations in a lawsuit against Florida medical providers, in which patients allege that they were charged unreasonable fees for emergency services, Bloomberg BNA reported. Article

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> The City of New York will pump hundreds of millions of additional dollars into its beleaguered healthcare system in an attempt to not only keep it operating, but to get it past anticipated difficult times. Article

> If there was one expenditure executives at hospitals with shaky bottom lines regret making, it was the replacement of their electronic health records system, according to a new report from Black Book Market Research. Article

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