Study finds discrepancies in how hospitals declare patients brain-dead | NPR
David Greer, a neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine, and other researchers analyzed policies at 492 U.S. hospitals and health care systems and found significant differences in how systems adopted a set of guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Neurology for declaring brain death.
Woman sues over Catholic hospital's denial of tubal ligation | San Francisco Chronicle
A physicians group and a woman who was denied a tubal ligation at Mercy Medical Center of Redding in Northern California on religious grounds filed suit Monday, saying the rejection was sex discrimination and an illegal refusal of medical care.
New Hampshire to depose hepatitis C 'serial infector' | Seacoastonline.com
Attorneys for Exeter (N.H.) Hospital and the staffing agency being sued by the hospital will be allowed to depose David Kwiatkowski, the man convicted of starting the 2012 hepatitis C outbreak in federal prison. His trial starts in 2017.
Struggling Texas system headed for acquisition, but by whom? | Dallas Business Journal
The man guiding the future of the physician-owned Forest Park hospital system expects more of its hospitals to file Chapter 11 but says it's too soon to say whether the Dallas area system will remain intact or go to multiple buyers.
Iowa health system appoints Stampohar as new CEO | (Mason City, Iowa) Globe Gazette
Jeffry Stampohar was named CEO of Hancock County Health System in Britt, Iowa, effective Jan. 11. He is replacing Laura Zwiefel who was serving as interim CEO.
Doctor shortage worsens, particularly in Southern states | Forbes
There are 91 active primary-care physicians per 100,000 population in the U.S., but more are needed if Americans are going to get the right care, in the right place and at the right time, says the Association of American Medical Colleges.