> Temporary staff in emergency departments (ED) are twice as likely than permanent staff to have medication errors, according to new Johns Hopkins research. Press release
> Further exasperating the problem of overcrowded EDs, uninsured trauma patients are more likely to get follow-up care in the ED than in an outpatient clinic, concludes new Johns Hopkins research. Press release
> An Oregon physician is accusing Salem Hospital of unfair trade practices by suspending her obstetric privileges to pressure her out of practice, according to The Lund Report. Article
> Providence Health & Services in Washington will lay off 100 people after 115 people agreed to voluntarily leave, reports the News Tribune. Meanwhile, Jewish Hospital in Kentucky announced 155 job cuts due to a merger with St. Mary's Health Care and reduced patient volumes, reports The Courier-Journal.
> Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Illinois passed state inspection after a fire in the operating room, reports Commerical-News. Article
And Finally... A company's performance depends on the shape of the CEO's face. Press release