Texas hospital system eliminates 150 positions; Menigitis fears cause hospital visits to spike;

> Roughly 150 jobs are being cut by the Seton Family of Hospitals in Texas. Gary Hartman, president of University Medical Center Brackenridge said the move is being made to trim the hospital system's budget by 5 percent. Article

> In Oologah, Okla., an outbreak of bacterial meningitis caused a spike in patient visits to area hospitals. Article

> HHS has completed the awarding of state grants for health information exchange under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by designating a final group 16 states and state-designated entities to receive a total of $161.7 million. This follows a February announcement of about $385 million in grants to 40 states, territories and designated entities. FierceEMR

And Finally... What, the guy just needed a warm place to catch a few Zs. What's wrong with that? Article

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