Talks set to resume tomorrow
New London Day: The state’s first major hospital strike in 27 years continued today as nearly 800 Lawrence + Memorial Hospital workers remained locked out in a contract dispute. The hospital has hired 150 to 250 replacement workers and most units are still functioning, a spokesman said.
Experts see clues in Lanza’s writings
Hartford Courant: The Newtown shooter’s childhood writings suggest an obsession with guns and violence and should have triggered interventions, according to some mental health experts. But it’s not clear that a gore-filled fantasy authored by Adam Lanza at age 10 was ever turned in to a teacher.
Yale plans regional healthcare push
Hartford Business Journal: A top executive at Yale New Haven Health System says the network is eying expansion across the state and region as its care model evolves. The system this summer announced a deal to buy Manchester Memorial and Rockville General hospitals, but says it will need to expand further to deliver service based on accountable care principles.
Feds eye post-hospital costs
Kaiser Health News: In an effort to cut Medicare costs, HHS officials are scrutinizing spending on nursing homes, home health and other post-acute care services. Connecticut is among the top tier of states in spending on post-acute care, with 22 percent of Medicare dollars going to nursing homes, long-term care and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. See a state-by-state breakdown here.