Daily roundup: Dec. 4, 2013

Bite-sized hospital and health industry news

  • California: Officials from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Health System announced this week that they will open a 138-bed rehabilitation hospital in Century City. They will jointly own the hospital—after renovating the former Century City Hospital—along with Select Medical Holdings Corp., a Pennsylvania company that runs rehabilitation facilities. The facility will open in 2015 and serve the rising demand for inpatient rehabilitation for people suffering from strokes, spinal cord injuries, and other conditions (Terhune, Los Angeles Times, 12/2).

  • Minnesota: Mayo Clinic officials announced this week that Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has joined the health care system's board of trustees. Mayo also named Shirly Weis as its emeritus trustee—Weis will retire as Mayo's vice president and COO at the end of 2013 (Grayson, Silicon Valley Business Journal, 12/2).

  • Wisconsin: Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care has entered into a letter of intent to discuss a minority partnership in Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette. An Aurora spokesperson says that partnering with the 99-bed hospital would allow the organizations to more closely work together to deliver health care for the communities they serve (Kirchen, The Business Journal, 12/2).

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