Zimbabwean medical services literally cost peanuts; Stroke survivors don't fare well;

> In Zimbabwe, many patients at the Chidamoyo hospital "pay" for their healthcare with peanuts, goats, or chickens, the New York Times reports. Workers use the cotton balls from pill bottles to swab patients' arms before injections. Article

> Crystal Haynes resigned her post as CEO of St. Louis University Hospital, stltoday.com reports. Article

> HCA has agreed to buy Galichia Heart Hospital, the Wichita Business Journal reports. Article

> Among Medicare beneficiaries who are stroke survivors discharged by a hospital, 14 percent were back in a hospital in a month, and more than half (55 percent) were back in a year, the Wall Street Journal reports. Article

> Linda Smith has been named CEO of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Article

And Finally... Some things are easier to do to strangers. Article