Vanderbilt Medical Center to replace McDonald's with Au Bon Pain; HMA lawyers file motion to dismiss former exec's lawsuit;

> The Vanderbilt Medical Center is booting McDonald's and replacing it with an Au Bon Pain beginning in February 2011, reports. Nutritional values were among factors considered before the switch was decided. Article

> Central Michigan Community Hospital is merging with MacLaren Health Care, according to WNEM. The deal ends CMCH's 67 years as an independent hospital. Article

> Health Management Associates lawyers filed a motion to dismiss a former executive's lawsuit that alleges HMA submitted fake Medicare claims and bribed docs for patient referrals, reports. Article

> Earl Greenia, CEO of Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital in Hawaii, announced she was resigning to take a job in California, Pacific Business News reports. Article

> Cannon Falls (Minn.) Medical Center has named Dr. Tom Witt president and CEO of the Cannon Falls Medical Center-Mayo Health System, the Post-Bulletin reports. Article

> Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge will be the second state hospital in Louisiana to have a private hospital take over its maternity ward, the Associated Press reports. Article

And Finally... Easy pickin's for a police investigation. Article