Safety issues persist at Parkland Memorial Hospital; Reduce ED crowding with free clinics;

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> St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center is facing a lawsuit after a patient fell at the New York hospital, The Post-Standard reported. The suit alleges poor communication among staff and lack of oxygen resulting from delayed anesthesiology response. Article

> After failing to pay a $750,000 fine in September, Dallas's Parkland Memorial Hospital owes more money to state regulators for not properly investigating two unexpected deaths, among other safety issues, The Dallas Morning News reported. Article

> After Sharp HealthCare's first year as the largest Pioneer Accountable Care Organization, leaders can't say for sure if the program has made money, noted U-T San Diego. Article

> Free clinics are an affordable solution to reducing emergency department visits, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. They noted that if hospitals support local free clinics, their EDs will be less crowded, according to Penn State Live. Article

Provider News

> Crouse Hospital in New York uses humor to take the pain out of healthcare change. A group of physicians and nurses created a rap video to encourage fewer hospital-acquired conditions. Blog Post

And Finally… I didn't know Krazy Glue was a surgical instrument. Article