Surgeon sleep deprivation doesn't affect outcomes; Maternal care accounts for 5 percent of hospital costs;

> Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York uses a follow-up team of registered nurses and support staff to address issues that arise after patient discharge from the ED. According to a study publish by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, evidence suggests the program improved the quality of patient care, generated high levels of patients and primary care provider satisfaction, as well as reduced ED walkouts. Study

> Hospitals in Green Bay, Wisc., are holding the area's first medical equipment drive on Saturday, accepting donations of unwanted medical equipment like wheelchairs, soft braces and crutches. Article

> Perhaps it's time to put the tired argument to bed that sleep-deprived surgeons jeopardize patient safety. New research shows that cardiac surgeons with less than six hours of sleep performed just as well as those who had more than six hours of sleep, according to a study published in the Archives of Surgery. Abstract

> One of every $20 in hospital costs--or 5 percent--was spent on maternal care with delivery-related complications in 2008, reports HealthLeaders Media. Article

> After three weeks on the job, Jackson Health System CEO Carlos Migoya said he is cutting 189 positions, reports the Miami Herald. The job cuts are expected to save the hospital system $13.3 million annually. Article

And Finally... Bike to work and cut your risk of heart disease in half. Article

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