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Nonprofit hospitals pick up more of tab in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 11, 2007
Medicare cutbacks pinch Pennsylvania hospitals, doctors
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 10, 2007
California medical centers warn nurses that lockouts are a possibility
San Francisco Chronicle, December 11, 2007
Doctors try open-access system to improve care, morale
USA Today, December 11, 2007
Massachusetts SJC ruling adds to doctor liability
Boston Globe, December 11, 2007

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Today's Sections

Business
Nonprofit hospitals pick up more of tab in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 11, 2007

California medical centers warn nurses that lockouts are a possibility
San Francisco Chronicle, December 11, 2007

Critical care unit for tots completed in Florida
Miami Herald, December 11, 2007

Health clinic opens to serve uninsured in Williamson County, TN
The Tennessean, December 11, 2007

Sutter trims Medi-Cal
The Sacramento Bee, December 10, 2007
Health Plans
Medicare cutbacks pinch Pennsylvania hospitals, doctors
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 10, 2007

Hope lost for bump in Georgia kidsí health insurance funding
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 11, 2007

Florida county uninsured urged to join Vita Health
Palm Beach Post, December 10, 2007
Physicians
Doctors try open-access system to improve care, morale
USA Today, December 11, 2007

Time is money? Not for docs
Washington Post, December 11, 2007
Legal
Massachusetts SJC ruling adds to doctor liability
Boston Globe, December 11, 2007
State/Local Government
California allows hospitals to delay seismic upgrades
Los Angeles Times, December 11, 2007
Pharmaceutical
Data may help cancer drug gain approval for wider use
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 11, 2007
Trends
Publicís healthcare preferences elusive
AP/Yahoo News, December 11, 2007

Rx for troubled emergency rooms
The State, December 10, 2007

Effort takes aim at 'doctor shopping' in Florida
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, December 10, 2007
Commentary
Planned Medicare cuts weigh on primary care
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 11, 2007

Magazine: Help Them Help You
Manufacturing industry executives can bring a fresh perspective to your organization-but the learning curve is a steep one. Corey Christman, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 1, 2007

Commentary: Fresh Pain for Healthcare Providers, Too
Depending on whether you believe the hype or not, there are up to 47 million uninsured in this country. For years, you have taken care of them and written off their debts. So you've been training people not to pay for years, and now it's coming back to bite you with a vengeance. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 10, 2007

Audio: ETH Technology
Sabatino Bianco, MD, director of the Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute in Tyler, TX, recently began performing an innovative procedure, the endoscopic transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. In this podcast, Bianco discusses ETH and the technology involved. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
December 4, 2007





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