The headquarters for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield dominate the Pittsburgh skyline much as they organizations have dominated health care in the region for decades. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Television trucks converged on Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Monday after it announced that it was screening a patient for Ebola virus. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A member of Doctors Without Borders dons protective gear in Conakry, Guinea. U.S. health care workers will use similar protective garb. Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Residents fear that the economy of Belhaven, N.C., will collapse because its hospital closed. "How many people go retire somewhere where it doesn't even have a hospital?" asks the mayor. Hyun Namkoong hide caption

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"We can't continue to have unsafe medical care be a regular part of the way we do business in health care," said Harvard School of Public Health's Dr. Ashish Jha at a Senate hearing Thursday. AP hide caption

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Keeping patient records electronically, instead of on paper, didn't change how much hospitals charged per procedure, a study shows. But critics say billing errors can be more subtle. Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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David Chance recuperates at Oregon Health and Science University. Kristian Foden-Vencil /Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Dorothea Handron suffered an infection after a surgeon unknowingly pierced her bowel during a hernia operation. She became so ill that doctors placed her in a medically induced coma for six weeks. Jim R. Bounds/AP Images for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Reid Kennedy, materials manager at San Francisco General Hospital, stands next to racks of saline solution. He has had to carefully manage the hospital's supply of saline during this shortage. Mark Andrew Boyer/KQED hide caption

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