Sentara to publish urgent care center patient survey data; Former employee walks off with records on 7,500 patients;

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> Sentara Healthcare will become the first to publish aggregated patient survey ratings of its urgent care centers, Becker's Hospital Review reports. Article

> A former employer at a New Mexico hospital apparently walked off with documentation on nearly 7,500 patients and the information turned up in a nearby storage unit, according to the Associated Press. Article

> Tennessee-based Community Health Systems has acquired an 80 percent ownership interest in Physicians' Specialty Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Announcement

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> A new study published in Health Affairs has confirmed that consumers are aware healthcare prices bear little relation to the delivery of quality care. Article

> Ongoing drug shortages have forced hospitals to rely on inexpensive generics, but cheaper medication can create problems of their own. Article

And Finally... They were just crabby. Article