> After its power generator failed during Hurricane Irene, Johnson Memorial Medical Center in Connecticut evacuated its patients, reports the Hartford Courant. Meanwhile, Vermont's state psychiatric hospital evacuated because of floods after Irene, reports the Associated Press. And North Carolina's New Hanover Regional Medical Center reported 17 births in 18 hours while on lockdown during the hurricane, reports Reuters.
> Fourteen of the 17 top hospitals rated by U.S. News & World Report participated in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2011 Healthcare Equality Index, indicating a commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality, according to a HRC press release. Press release
> The Wyoming Medical Center says it may lose $8 million in Medicare reimbursements because of the for-profit Mountain View Regional Hospital, owned by National Surgical Hospitals Inc., reports the Star-Tribune. Article
> Seven percent of uninsured Kaiser Health poll takers say they don't need healthcare, reports UPI. Article