Tenet union workers to see increases; Northwestern University plans to demolish historic hospital;

> While other hospitals may be striking over pay cuts or layoffs, members of the Service Employees International Union at nine Tenet Healthcare hospitals in California on Monday approved a three-year contract that includes up to a 4.5 percent raise for all full- and part-time employees, reports the San Francisco Business Times. Tenet oversees 49 hospitals in 11 states and 84 outpatient clinics. Article

> A hospital is considered historical: The National Trust for Historic Preservation is rating Prentice Women's Hospital as one of its 11 most endangered historic places, in the midst of Northwestern University's plan to demolish the hospital, reports The Chicago Tribune. Article

> In a lesson to hospitals everywhere, a former manager of hospital facilities at Memorial Regional Hospital in South Florida and seven hospital vendors were indicted in bribery and kickbacks, reports South Florida Business Journal. Article

> Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) yesterday announced his resignation from the Universal Health Services' board in a bid for presidency, which he announced last week, reports the Associated Press. Article

> The administration today released the first National Prevention Strategy to focus on disease, illness, wellness, and prevention. The plan includes not only strategies about medical care but also air, water, outdoor and work safety, healthy food and homes, and anti-violence issues. Announcement

And Finally... It's never too late to go back to school; 99-year old man graduates from college. Article

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