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Gov. Brown on wine country fires: 'It's not under control by any means'

Los Angeles Times

Thousands evacuated their homes in Napa Valley, Sonoma and six other counties overnight as multiple fires ravaged the area. At least 1,500 structures have been destroyed in 14 fires, covering a collective 57,000 acres. The Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa has burned 35,000 acres and has residents running for their lives. Two Santa Rosa hospitals have been evacuated. No deaths have been reported, though people are being treated at local hospitals for injuries.


Authorities Identify 2 Women Killed in Crash Near Hospital

U.S. News

Toms River police say 85-year-old Doris Turlish, of New Gretna, was leaving a hospital and entering Route 37 east around noon Monday when her car suddenly accelerated to a high rate of speed and hit a curb that divides the hospital complex entrance and exit.


The Community Hospital: A Lesson in Surviving and Thriving

U.S. News

Amid headlines about hospital mergers and consolidation are such community hospitals and public hospitals that provide care to people in rural and urban areas. While many of these institutions many struggle to stay open, others are adapting to provide better care and exploring ways to lower cost. These strategies were discussed by Sommers and other executives at a panel titled "The Community Hospital: A Lesson in Surviving and Thriving" and moderated by Tim Smart, executive editor at U.S. News & World Report.


Turkey Says Negotiating With Aviation Authorities on Electronics Ban

U.S. News

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is negotiating with international aviation authorities on easing the conditions of a ban barring passengers from carrying large carry-on electronics on U.S. and Britain-bound flights, Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Friday.


Massachusetts Hospitals Provided $601M in Community Benefits

U.S. News

Forty-eight were nonprofit acute care hospitals that reported a total of $559 million in community benefit spending -- $242 million of which went to free or discounted care provided directly to patients.