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Sutter Health To Issue Bonds To Finance Construction Of 3 Replacement Hospitals

Meanwhile, three Connecticut hospitals are joining in a lawsuit challenging a 2013 Medicare payment decision, and an Indiana hospital is missing a USB drive that includes patient information.

The Associated Press: USB Drive With Patient Info Missing From Lafayette Hospital
Officials with Indiana University Health Arnett in Lafayette say a USB flash drive containing information from more than 29,000 patients has gone missing. The hospital says the unencrypted drive disappeared Nov. 20 from its emergency department. Norma Gilbert, the hospital's director of quality and clinical excellence, said the hospital system hadn't received any patient reports of fraudulent activity as of Tuesday. (1/6)

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