Daily roundup: Oct. 14, 2014

Bite-sized hospital and health industry news

  • Indiana: A former Richmond State Hospital patient on Monday was sentenced to 55 years in prison for beating his 59-year-old roommate to death in fall 2013. The Wayne Superior Court judge accepted the patient's plea deal (Engle, Richmond Palladium-Item, 10/13).

  • New York: North Central Bronx Hospital is reopening its labor and delivery unit this month. The unit was shut down in August 2013 amid worries about staffing shortages. The closure left that area of the Bronx with no birthing center (Hu, New York Times, 10/12).

  • South Carolina: Community Health System has agreed to divest one of its eight hospitals in South Carolina. Capella Healthcare will purchase the 116-bed Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville (Kutscher, Modern Healthcare, 10/13 [subscription required]).

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