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Expecting donations to fall, hospitals brace for bad news
New York Times, November 11, 2008
Obama urged to overhaul healthcare, stat
Los Angeles Times, November 11, 2008
Report says Wisconsin must address lack of primary care doctors
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, November 11, 2008
How Pennsylvania let incompetent doctor continue to practice
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 11, 2008
Violence in ER a growing problem in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, November 11, 2008

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Business
Expecting donations to fall, hospitals brace for bad news
New York Times, November 11, 2008

UC Irvine Medical Center head to step down
Los Angeles Times, November 11, 2008

Sale of N. Oakland hospital in Pontiac, MI, completed
Detroit Free Press, November 10, 2008

Northeast Health System's board meets on Beverly, MA, hospital CEO's fate
Boston Globe, November 11, 2008
Federal Government
Obama urged to overhaul healthcare, stat
Los Angeles Times, November 11, 2008

Why we need 1,170 codes for angioplasty
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 11, 2008
Physicians
Report says Wisconsin must address lack of primary care doctors
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, November 11, 2008

Study: Use of imaging technology skyrockets
HealthDay/Washington Post, November 11, 2008

How Pennsylvania let incompetent doctor continue to practice
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 11, 2008

West Penn forces out group of four doctors
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 10, 2008

Doctors study repatriation of uninsured
New York Times, November 11, 2008
State/Local Government
Pennsylvania governor urges Senate to take up health-insurance expansion
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 11, 2008

Is Wisconsin healthcare plan still on back burner?
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, November 10, 2008

Idea of New York's cuts to healthcare causes a stir
New York Times, November 11, 2008
Hospital News
Violence in ER a growing problem in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, November 11, 2008

Judge delays decision on removing life support at DC hospital
Washington Post, November 11, 2008

Intestinal pathogen a growing threat
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 11, 2008
Health Plans
Report card rates New Jersey HMOs and sees higher scores
Newark Star-Ledger, November 10, 2008
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Commentary: What Women WantóBut Rarely Get
Only 9% of women who work in the healthcare industry are very satisfied with their work/life balance, according to a recent study by the Studer Group. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
November 7, 2008

Audio: Costs of the Credit Deep Freeze
Al Stubblefield, CEO of the Baptist Health Care Corporation, discusses the freeze in the credit markets and how that's affecting hospitals' expansion and M&A plans for the coming year and beyond. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
November 10, 2008

Audio: Engaging Physicians in Quality
Joel J. Reich, MD, senior vice president for medical affairs at Eastern Connecticut Health Network, discusses the disconnect between physicians and hospital administrators when it comes to quality improvement efforts. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
November 6, 2008

Contributed Feature: Weathering the Financial Storm
Everyone is feeling the pinch of the ailing economy, as the stock market continues its freefall, the government bails out financial institutions, and the credit market remains frozen. Meanwhile, the government is tightening reimbursement regulations and seemingly trying to take back money it has already paid hospitals. What can hospitals do to weather this financial storm? The obvious answer is anything that will improve the bottom line. Scott Downing, for HealthLeaders Media
November 10, 2008





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