Sharp Grossmont Hospital apologizes for releasing surgery videos; Long Island VA hospitals operating rooms close;

News From Around of the Web

> Sharp Grossmont Hospital in California has issued an apology for releasing 14 video clips that showed women undergoing obstetric surgery, a breach of the patients' medical privacy, reports KPBS. Article

> The operating rooms at Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center have been closed since mid-February after contaminants from the building's HVAC system fell through ducts in the rooms, according to an article in The New York Times. Article

> City officials in Poway, California are engaged in a dispute with Pomerado Hospital after realizing that for seven years the facility had only been charged for 10 percent of its water usage, writes The San Diego Union-Tribune. Article

Health Finance News

> A new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine has concluded that the median debt taken on by an emergency room doctor in California is now $212,000--higher than the mortgages on many homes. Article

> Non-profit hospital systems are coming under increasing pressure from the investor community to behave more like for-profit operations, providing a level of transparency that would be closer to that of a publicly-traded firm, The Wall Street Journal reported. Article

And Finally… Impeachment proceedings. Article