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Illinois hospital to take taxation case to state Supreme Court
Chicago Tribune, September 10, 2008
Akron (OH) Children's Hospital to expand into Youngstown area
Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 9, 2008
Retail clinics haven't cut health costs, study finds
Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 10, 2008
Cape Cod Healthcare's credit lowered
Boston Globe, September 10, 2008
Traveling for care—in the U.S.
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 10, 2008

Spotlight: With Hospital Bills, I'm Scarred But Smarter I got a bill the other day from Vanderbilt University Medical Center for $144. But I couldn't place where it was coming from. I don't know about you, but $144 is real money to me. Read More

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Legal
Illinois hospital to take taxation case to state Supreme Court
Chicago Tribune, September 10, 2008
Business
Akron (OH) Children's Hospital to expand into Youngstown area
Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 9, 2008

Retail clinics haven't cut health costs, study finds
Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 10, 2008

Cape Cod Healthcare's credit lowered
Boston Globe, September 10, 2008

Ochsner Health System teams up with Luling, LA, hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, September 9, 2008

Indiana-based Howard Regional Health cuts 75 full-time jobs
AP/Chicago Tribune, September 10, 2008

Cleveland Clinic's success continues to be a boon for region
Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 9, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Traveling for care—in the U.S.
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 10, 2008
Hospital News
Bakersfield, CA, hospital plans regional burn center
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, September 10, 2008

Grady CEO takes hands-on approach to follow money
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 10, 2008

Few hospitals meet colon cancer care standard
AP/Yahoo News, September 10, 2008
State/Local Government
Los Angeles County considers hiring a permanent watchdog for troubled hospitals
Los Angeles Times, September 10, 2008
Health Plans
Humana to lose some Medicare enrollees
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 10, 2008
Trends
Fewer U.S. med students choosing primary care
AP/Yahoo News, September 10, 2008

Med school diversity may help whites care better for minorities
HealthDay/Washington Post, September 10, 2008

CDC campaign targets MRSA infections
HealthDay/Washington Post, September 10, 2008

University of Alabama Birmingham trying number of approaches to recruit nursing students
Birmingham News, September 9, 2008
Technology
New online tool lets Seattle-area consumers check up on healthcare
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 10, 2008

Revolution Health in merger talks
Washington Post, September 10, 2008

Commentary: AMA Sees National Precedent in Florida Supreme Court Ruling
The Florida Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional a narrowly drawn state statute that had allowed the board of a private, for-profit hospital to supercede medical staff bylaws. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
September 8, 2008

Commentary: Lessons from Top Leadership Teams: Develop from the middle
A leadership culture is not something you can buy off the shelf. It takes nurturing and development. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
September 5, 2008

Contributed Feature: The New C-suite: Sailing the Seven Cs (Part 1)
It takes strong leadership skills to navigate the waters of physician-hospital competition and collaboration. The questions to consider are "Where do you want your organization to be?" and "Where is it now?" William K. Cors, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
September 5, 2008

Audio: ICD-10 Woes
Robert Tennant, senior policy advisor with MGMA, discusses the CMS proposed timeline for implementing the ICD-10 code set and explains the administrative burden it could place on medical practices. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
August 28, 2008





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