* A letter to the editor in the Dec. 6 issue (p. 23) had a wrong first name of the writer. It was from Jane Groves, managing principal and senior vice president of MSA Executive Search, Clark Consulting Healthcare Group, Kansas City, Mo.
* The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, headed by David Brailer, will be funded through the HHS secretary's budget in 2005. The recently passed appropriations bill allocated $4 million to the HHS secretary for the Foundation for eHealth Initiative, a not-for-profit organization. The $4 million was not awarded to Brailer's office, as originally reported (Nov. 29, p. 8).
* Suburban Medical Center, Paramount, Calif., which recently announced plans to close its emergency room, is operated by Promise Hospital of East Los Angeles. A brief in the Late News section (Oct. 25, p. 4) incorrectly stated that it was owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp. Tenet had leased Suburban through Oct. 31, at which time the 182-bed hospital was returned to its owner, Paramount General Hospital Co. The next day, Paramount leased Suburban to Promise, which plans to convert the hospital's ER into an urgent-care center beginning early next year.