UPMC hires 1,900; Sarasota Memorial Hospital investigated for patient safety;

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Friday announced plans to hire for 1,900 jobs in 2012 because of increasing patient volumes, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times. Article

Cleveland Clinic last week appointed Michael J. Habowski as the new head of ACMC Healthcare System, a Clinic affiliate in Ohio, reports Crain's Cleveland Business. Article

Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital is under federal investigation after a miscarriage from reported medical neglect, reports the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Article

Following reports about new patient safety plans at Dallas's Parkland Memorial Hospital last week, Parkland is hiring 32 temporary emergency room nurses, reports the Associated Press. Article

Lee Memorial Health System in Florida will freeze salaries of some staff while others may see quarterly bonuses if revenue rises, reports The News-Press. Article  

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