Virginia Mason joins scope lawsuit; LifePoint Hospitals changes name;

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> Seattle-based Virginia Mason Health System will join a lawsuit against the manufacturers of medical scopes linked to nearly 40 infections, according to NBC News. Video

> Tennessee's LifePoint Hospitals has changed its name to LifePoint Health, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> A new form of blood test could cut out some of the surgical and needle biopsy processes for cancer patients, according to CBS News. Article

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> The Medicaid program costs the U.S. taxpayers some $460 billion a year. And it appears just 5 percent of the program's enrollees account for nearly half of its costs, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Article

> The healthcare sector--and hospitals in particular--had a boost in hiring in recent months, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Article

And Finally… Crime doesn't pasta. Article