WHO: Healthcare is risky business; Illinois bans sex offenders from medical profession;

> Calling healthcare a "high-risk business," the World Health Organization yesterday said that going to the hospital is riskier than flying, with a higher rate of mortality, reports Reuters. Article

> Medical providers and psychologists should have a seat at the healthcare reform discussion table because accountable care organizations will require care coordination across provider lines, according to a University of Missouri public health expert. Press release

> With a loss of $26.5 million last year, Baystate Health in Massachusetts is eliminating 354 positions, that is, 3.5 percent of its workforce, reports The Boston Globe. Article

> Tufts Medical Center in Boston named new CEO Eric J. Beyer to take the reins of the 415-bed hospital. Last year, the hospital reported a profit of $5.3 million, reports The Boston Globe. Article

> Illinois legislation banning health licenses for sex offenders was signed into law yesterday, reports the Quad-City Times. The new state law could possibly eliminate one step during the credentialing process, as well as protect patients from unsafe situations and hospitals from liability. Article

More heat wave troubles come to hospitals, including Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, Mass., which lost air conditioning and had to postpone surgeries, reports WCVB TV 5. Report

And Finally... Stop the presses! Beer is officially called alcohol in Russia. Article