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Washington, DC, hospital loses its national accreditation
Washington Post, December 10, 2007
Limits weighed on physician-owned hospitals
Washington Post, December 10, 2007
Massachusetts hospital practices form a regional system
Boston Globe, December 10, 2007
Illinois-based Loyola considers purchase of Gottlieb Health Resources
Chicago Tribune, December 10, 2007
UnitedHealth billing flaws persisted as company grew
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 10, 2007

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Today's Sections

Business
Washington, DC, hospital loses its national accreditation
Washington Post, December 10, 2007

Illinois-based Loyola considers purchase of Gottlieb Health Resources
Chicago Tribune, December 10, 2007

Massachusetts hospital practices form a regional system
Boston Globe, December 10, 2007

Atlanta hospital faces biggest operation
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 10, 2007

Tennessee hospital construction ahead of schedule
The Tennessean, December 10, 2007
Physicians
Limits weighed on physician-owned hospitals
Washington Post, December 10, 2007

Cleveland doctors see evidence of obese kidsí ill health
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 7, 2007
Health Plans
UnitedHealth billing flaws persisted as company grew
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 10, 2007

Michigan UAW joins ranks of opponents to 4 Blue Cross bills
Detroit Free Press, December 7, 2007

Ex-UnitedHealth CEO to pay big
Detroit Free Press, December 10, 2007

Survey: Insurance companies impede patient care
Houston Chronicle, December 7, 2007
Research
Vanderbilt will help test device to ease diabetes
The Tennessean, December 10, 2007
Technology
Building a personal medical database
Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2007

Hundreds of Colorado patients at risk of ID theft
The Denver Post, December 7, 2007
Trends
Giving patients, and nurses, a lift
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 10, 2007

Healthcare challenges fire up U.S. students
Reuters/Yahoo News, December 10, 2007
State/Local Government
Bill would regulate pharmaceutical salespeople in Washington, DC
Washington Post, December 10, 2007

South Florida health clinic receives foundation grant
Miami Herald, December 10, 2007


Contributed Feature: Emergency Department Throughput: Recognizing and Addressing Five Common Inhibitors
While there are no easy answers or quick-fix solutions to poor throughput, creative problem solving can lead to major improvements in these five "must not fail" areas, says contributor Lynn Massingale. Lynn Massingale, for HealthLeaders Media
December 7, 2007

Audio: Top Leadership Teams: Improving Satisfaction
Fred Gaschen, executive vice president, discusses how Radiological Associates of Sacramento improved satisfaction among patients, referring physicians, and employees. Radiological Associates is a 2007 winner of The Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare. Live from Top Leadership Teams
December 7, 2007

Commentary: Blog Schmog
Everyone's got a blog these days: My coworkers, my cousin, my dentist--I half expect my cat to launch her own one day. Even CEOs, the least bloggy-types I know, are writing online diaries. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
December 7, 2007

Magazine: Technology with a Purpose
An East Coast network drives rehab technology innovation--but keeps its distance from "gadgets." Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 1, 2007





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