Three removed from normal duties in Fla. hospital over woman's death; Virginia guard shoots patient during altercation;

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> Calhoun Liberty Hospital removed three medical professionals from normal duties over their "lack of compassion" handling a 57-year-old woman who died after she was removed from the hospital, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. Article

> A security officer non-fatally shot a patient at Virginia's Centra Lynchburg General Hospital during an altercation, according to WDBJ. Article

> Officials at UVA Health System's Culpeper Medical Center in Virginia cancelled surgeries and sent emergency patients to other local hospitals this week after a water leak, according to Fredericksburg.com. Article

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> A new Health Affairs blog post provides a potential blueprint for non-profit hospitals looking to comply with federal regulations regarding community benefits and their tax exemptions. Article

> It's unclear whether non-profit hospitals in Illinois are exempt from paying taxes. A state appeals court has ruled that 2012 legislation that exempts non-profit hospitals from paying taxes is unconstitutional. The issue will likely go to the Illinois Supreme Court, the Associated Press reported.  Article

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