Rehab center receives accreditation
BRADENTON -- Heritage Park Care and Rehabilitation Center has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility.
The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing pain, dignity and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.
The Providigm QAPI Accreditation is based on actions that Nursing Centers take to identify and correct quality problems. The methodology of QAPI is widely used in various health care settings, and is becoming a major focus of Nursing Home Regulation.
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Lehman unsecured creditors to get distribution
NEW YORK -- Unsecured general creditors of Lehman Brothers will get $4.6 billion in their first round of payouts from the bankrupt investment bank next month.
Lehman's bankruptcy in September of 2008 marked the start of the global financial crisis and was a major catalyst of the financial meltdown. It was the largest-ever bankruptcy in U.S. history, with Lehman listing $639 billion in assets at the time.
Trustee James Giddens filed a notice on Friday about the distribution, which is expected to start around Sept. 10.
Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions
LOS ANGELES -- Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year.
David Boies, Gore's attorney, said in a statement that Al Jazeera America "wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was agreed to nearly two years ago."
He said the suit was filed in Delaware Court of Chancery on Friday.
Al Jazeera America didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Qatar-owned news channel took over Current TV's signal last August and hired a slew of U.S. TV news veterans, such as Soledad O'Brien and John Seigenthaler. It is available in nearly 60 million U.S. homes.
U.S. factory output surges in July
WASHINGTON -- U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals.
Manufacturing production rose 1 percent in July compared with the prior month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. Factory output in June was revised slightly higher to a 0.3 percent increase.
Overall industrial production, which includes manufacturing, mining and utilities, rose 0.4 percent.
-- Herald staff and wire reports