Southeast Volusia Hospital District violated state Sunshine Law; Affiliation between Mercer County Hospital, Genesis approved;

> Last week, a judge ruled that Southeast Volusia Hospital District violated Florida's Sunshine Law when it held 21 closed meetings over 16 months to work out a merger between Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach and Adventist Health System, the Daytona-Beach News-Journal reports. Article

> Kettering Health Network has named Jennifer Swenson president of Fort Hamilton Hospital in Ohio, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports. Article

> Charles Frock, CEO of North Carolina-based FirstHealth, said he plans to retire at the end of 2011, The Pilot reports. Article

> Mercer County Board in Illinois approved a formal four-year affiliation between Mercer County Hospital and Genesis Health System, Quad-City Times reports. Article

> Lakeside Hospital in Bastrop, Texas, closed suddenly, the Austin Business Journal reports. The 15-bed hospital opened four years ago. Article

And Finally... Maybe they should just leave a bowl of kibble out all day. Article