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White House vows veto of Medicare bill
Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2008
Private hospitals join San Francisco healthcare plan
San Francisco Chronicle, July 11, 2008
California medical center may lose its cardiology training program
Los Angeles Times, July 11, 2008
Pennsylvania insurers pressed on competition at merger hearing
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 2008
Texas hospital says its pharmacy error led to infant ODs
AP/Yahoo News, July 11, 2008

Spotlight: Bringing Your Mission to Life Having a communication strategy is not new to the healthcare industry. But how well do you really communicate your hospital's goals? Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Private hospitals join San Francisco healthcare plan
San Francisco Chronicle, July 11, 2008

One year union pacts could be the key to healthcare reform in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 2008
Hospital News
California medical center may lose its cardiology training program
Los Angeles Times, July 11, 2008

Texas hospital says its pharmacy error led to infant ODs
AP/Yahoo News, July 11, 2008

America's Best Hospitals announced
U.S. News & World Report, July 11, 2008

Atlanta hospital CEO: Contract is fair, aboveboard
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 11, 2008

New chef at Pennsylvania hospital plans big changes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 10, 2008
Federal Government
White House vows veto of Medicare bill
Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2008

House-Senate pact reached on mental health bill
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), July 11, 2008
Health Plans
Pennsylvania insurers pressed on competition at merger hearing
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 2008

Health coverage to include more uninsured in Palm Beach County, FL
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, July 10, 2008
Business
$1 million donated to Connecticut cancer hospital
Hartford Courant, July 11, 2008

Michigan-based Beaumont Hospitals gets OK for proton cancer therapy site
Detroit Free Press, July 10, 2008
Physicians
AMA apologizes to black doctors for past racism
AP/Yahoo News, July 10, 2008
Technology
Intel gets FDA OK for personal health system
Reuters/Yahoo News, July 11, 2008

Commentary: On the Road to Reform?
Some on Capitol Hill are eyeing a bipartisan push for universal healthcare, while numerous healthcare reform bills sit in state legislatures. Les Masterson, for Health Plan Insider
July 9, 2008

Commentary: Marketing a (Very) Sensitive Issue
I recently found myself clicking on a link that opened an online video-one in a series of humorous ads urging men to check themselves for testicular cancer. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
July 9, 2008

Top Leadership Teams: Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Announced by HealthLeaders Media
Scripps Health, Griffin Hospital, Lakewood Health System, Bangkok Hospital Medical Center, CareSource Management Group, and HealthTexas Provider Network are the winners of the 2008 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare awards program, which recognizes the best leadership teamwork in hospitals, health plans, and medical group practices. HealthLeaders Media
July 9, 2008

Contributed Feature: CEOs Poised to Lead a Culture Shift to Safer Patient Care
A recent national survey found that about 65% of hospital leaders have faced "a significant patient safety event in the last three years," which Ken Smithson, M.D., vice president of Clinical Improvement Services for VHA, Inc. and Linda DeWolf, president of the VHA Foundation, say can define the long-term relationship between the community and the hospital. Ken Smithson, MD, and Linda DeWolf, for HealthLeaders Media
July 9, 2008





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