Safety nets face uncertain future in Chicago; Facebook boosts organ donor registration;

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> Chicago safety-net hospitals face an uncertain future amid healthcare reform changes and declining federal reimbursements, the Chicago Tribune reported. Article

> Registered nurses at Saint Louis University Hospital secured a three-year contract that provides improvements in patient care protections, compensation and job protections, announced National Nurses United yesterday. SLU will be the only St. Louis hospital where RNs have a union contract. Announcement

> Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, N.C., named Kevin Andrews as interim CEO after its current chief resigned, The Business Journal reported. Article

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> Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that a social media push boosted the number of people who registered themselves as organ donors 21-fold in a single day, they announced this week. Article

> Risk managers across U.S. hospital systems are dealing with the opportunities--and sometimes, drawbacks--that using electronic health records can pose. Article

And Finally… Sesame Street gets first Muppet with a dad in jail. Article

 

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