Hancock Medical sues management company
BAY ST. LOUIS -- Hancock Medical Center's board of trustees has sued its former management company, claiming it lost millions of dollars from its contract with Tennessee-based Quorum Health Resources.
The lawsuit was filed this past week in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.
The hospital is owned by Hancock County and the Board of Supervisors appoints the hospital board that oversees its operation. Quorum managed the day-to-day operations at the hospital more than 20 years.
Supervisors replaced Quorum last year with New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System. The hospital board approved a 90-day contract with Ochsner Health Systems in September 2103, and a long-term contract was announced last week.
The lawsuit argues Quorum allowed the hospital and doctors contracted by the hospital to be overstaffed, did not collect $8 million for services that were provided and that hospital administrators hired doctors and handed out contracts without permission of the hospital board.
A spokesman from Quorum's legal department said the company is aware of the lawsuit but had no comment.
Gmail adds 'unsubscribe' button to help cut emails
Unsubscribing from annoying marketing emails is now easier than ever for users of Google's Gmail service.
Gmail has added an "unsubscribe" button that users will see at the top of promotional messages they receive. If they click the button, Gmail will try to ensure they no longer receive such material from that sender, Google said.
The Silicon Valley tech giant said the new button will benefit marketers because it makes it less likely that users will mark their material as spam, Google said.
The button will be visible for most promotional messages that include unsubscribe options. It will appear at the top of messages to the right of the sender's email address.
Mt. Gox upheaval hits Bitcoin economy
Rumors about the possible collapse of leading Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox are sending shock waves through the community that has embraced the virtual currency.
Amid radio silence from the company, users are attempting to sort through signals that the company has shut down or that it is being acquired and possibly relaunched.
There was a debate over the authenticity of a document circulating that appears to be an internal Mt. Gox memo detailing how the company may have lost 744,000 Bitcoins in theft over several years.
-- Wire reports