Using 3-D technology makes surgeries safer, faster; American College of Physician Executives CEO to step down;

> A new bill proposes single-payer healthcare for Maryland, reports the Baltimore Sun. The system would eliminate the array of insurance companies that offer coverage only to those insured through an employer or who can pay. Article

> Dr. Barry Silbaugh, CEO of the American College of Physician Executives, announced today that he will be stepping down at the end of this year. The national search for his replacement will begin in April, and Silbaugh has agreed to stay with the organization until the successor is in place. Press release

> Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y., has received quality care honors in six clinical areas from HealthGrades, reports the New City Patch. The hospital was cited for Cardiac, Orthopedic, Critical Care, Maternity Care, General Surgery and Hospital Wide care. Article

> Priority Health is sponsoring semi-pro athletes to promote wellness across Michigan. The health plan will sponsor more than 65 Michigan athletes, including runners, cyclists, triathletes and adventure sportsmen. Press release

> Doctors at Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Dallas say using 3-D technology for ear surgeries is making their operations faster and safer, reports WBIR News. Article

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