Steward gets one-month delay for hospital acquisition in Rhode Island; Medicaid expansion could give 1.6M Floridians insurance;

> The Rhode Island attorney general has extended the deadline for Massachusetts-based Steward Health Care System to acquire Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, R.I.--again, Providence Business News reported. The initial deadline was set as July 27, which was later pushed back to Aug. 31 and now stands at Sept. 30. Article

> A nurse at the University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center accidentally threw away a kidney that was removed from a living donor, the Associated Press reported. The hospital suspended the donor program, pending an investigation. Article

> If Florida expands its Medicaid program, almost 1.6 million people would gain health insurance, according to The Miami Herald. Overall, almost 3.4 million Floridians would be eligible for some type of healthcare subsidy or Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Article

> California-based hospital chain Prime Healthcare Services plans to buy Lower Bucks Hospital in Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Prime will spend at least $10 million for "needed capital improvements." Article

> Arizona's Banner Health is looking into a public-private partnership with Hawaii Health Systems Corporation in which Banner would run the public hospitals on Maui and Lanai, according to Pacific Business News. Article

And Finally… Simba wanted to play the slots. Article