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February 19, 2019

Around the nation: Northwell and NYC Health + Hospitals opened a joint lab

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    The lab is the largest nonprofit, hospital-operated lab in the United States, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, New York, and Virginia.

    • District of Columbia: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended a private conference at the Supreme Court on Friday, marking her first appearance at the court since she had surgery in December 2018. Justice Ginsburg, who participated in cases throughout January by reading briefs and transcripts, will return to the bench on Tuesday when the court returns from break (Liptak, New York Times, 2/15).

    • New York: Northwell Health and NYC Health + Hospitals last week opened a $47.7 million joint lab called the Clinical Laboratory of New York. The lab, located in Queens, is the largest hospital-operated, nonprofit lab in the United States. The health systems said the new lab will improve patient services and reduce costs for both health systems (Jones Sanborn, Healthcare Finance News, 2/15).

    • Virginia: Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center last week filed plans with the state for a $119 million expansion. The expansion would add 110,000 square feet and 55 acute care beds to the hospital. The project would also add floors to the hospital's inpatient tower and ED. Chris Accashian, president of the medical center, said the expansion would allow the hospital to "better accommodate the growing inpatient demand" (Vartorella, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/15).

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