MNA NewsScan, October 18, 2012: Lobby $$ spent to save hospital exec pay; Corp. profits skyrocket


Hospital Lobbies to Save Exec Pay   A Peninsula ballot measure that would limit the pay of executives at El Camino Hospital faces its toughest opposition from the hospital, which has donated three-quarters of the campaign funds to defeat the proposal.

Two Huge Health Systems Plan to Merge   The boards of two leading Catholic health systems, Trinity Health and Catholic Health East, have announced plans to join forces in 2013.



Corporate Profits Continue to Skyrocket.  What’s in your wallet?

SPCO Moves a Step Closer to Lockout   The union issued a statement (regarding the final offer) deploring the move. “It fails to preserve the orchestra’s artistic excellence, and it destroys this ensemble now and into the future,” said Carole Mason-Smith, a bassoonist and chair of the musicians’ negotiating committee.


Nurse Study:  Calcium Intake Doesn’t Increase Heart Risk  ;lklj;l