St. Joseph's CEO resigns after stent scandal; New Jersey hospitals' openings and closings;

> Notoriously known for the recent stent scam by Dr. Mark G. Midei, St. Joseph Medical Center in Maryland's CEO Jeffrey K. Norman is resigning, effective Aug. 22, reports the Baltimore Sun. Cardiac care was a core service line at St. Joseph's, which had previously paid the government $22 million in separate settlement claims regarding kickbacks. Article

> A man who jumped off the rooftop of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is suing the hospital and three doctors for negligence after suffering brain injury, reports Buffalo News. It was the patient's third suicide attempt in two days. Article

> Despite nine malpractice suits against the neurosurgeon, St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn., continued to allow Stefan Konasiewicz to practice as the highest paid physician at the institution, while reaping millions in revenue, reports the Duluth News Tribune. Article

> Brunswick Novant Medical Center with 78 beds on Sunday opened in North Carolina, replacing the old Brunswick Community Hospital, reports WWAY 3, an ABC affiliate. Article

> Burdened with financial troubles, Christ Hospital in New Jersey offered the hospital up for sale to Prime Healthcare Services, reports The Jersey Journal.  Meanwhile, another New Jersey hospital will open soon in Hopewell as part of Capital Health, reports the Times of Trenton.

And Finally... New incentive to clean up after your dog: Give the pooper-scoopers gold. Article

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