White House funds rural physician recruitment; Peninsula Hospital owner bails;

> Recognizing its nurse champions, Sanford Health is rewarding them with a corporate festival and nurse symposiums, reports the Argus Leader. Article

> The White House Rural Economic Forum yesterday announced it will fund physician recruitment and health IT initiatives in rural areas. Announcement

> MediSys, operations owner of New York's Peninsula Hospital, withdrew as the sole corporate member, leaving the hospital board scrambling to keep its doors open, reports the New York Daily News. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week announced it redistributed 1,354 residency spots to ensure appropriate physician ratios in shortage areas, reports AHA News Now. News brief

> Facing lawsuits, New Mexico Gerald Champion Regional yesterday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Albuquerque court, reports Alamogordo Daily News. Article

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