MNA Daily NewsScan, May 24, 2012: Art, gardens & BB Courts, yes / Staffing? No mention

24 May

BREAKING:  Fairview CEO Out in Wake of Debt Collection Furor


Art, Gardens & Basketball Courts -Yes.  Adequate Staff?  No Mention.   The striking new hospital buildings built by Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, and Lurie Children’s Hospital, in Chicago spare no funds to promise a luxurious patient experience.  Editor’s note:  The article curiouisly fails to discuss how much investment is put into providing enough professional staff.

How Rivals Built an ACO  The ultimate goal is to reduce healthcare costs and improve care by developing  and refining services that can be scaled and applied to the 300,000  HealthPartners and Allina customers who live in the alliance service area.


Planetree Model Puts Patients and Staff First  Spitzer — whose job is essentially to make sure that patients, staff and families have whatever they need, whenever they need it — describes Fauquier as “having a different energy about it” since it adopted the Planetree model.


Workers at 8 Twin Cities Hospitals Ratify New Contract    Members of a hospital workers union have voted “overwhelmingly” to ratify a new three-year contract with eight Twin Cities hospitals, union officials said on Wednesday.

More Men Enter Fields Dominated by Women   The trend began well before the crash, and appears to be driven by a variety of factors, including financial concerns, quality-of-life issues and a gradual erosion of gender stereotypes.

NFL Players File Collusion Claim   For the second time in 17 months, the Players Association has filed a collusion  claim against the NFL, alleging that owners sought to suppress wages in 2010  when there was no salary cap.

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