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Do safety-net hospitals put money over mission?
The Seattle Times, August 12, 2008
For strokes, closest hospital might not be best
USA Today, August 12, 2008
New kids' hospital in Pittsburgh aims to please
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, August 12, 2008
Texas expects flat growth for Children's Health Insurance Program
Dallas Morning News, August 12, 2008
Healthcare costs seen rising 10% in 2009
AP/Yahoo News, August 12, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Do safety-net hospitals put money over mission?
The Seattle Times, August 12, 2008

New kids' hospital in Pittsburgh aims to please
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, August 12, 2008

Some walk-in clinics closing after boom
Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 12, 2008
Trends
For strokes, closest hospital might not be best
USA Today, August 12, 2008

Philadelphia VA hospital investigating its treatments
Philadelphia Inquirer, August 12, 2008

Can the government help people lose weight?
The Tennessean, August 11, 2008
State/Local Government
Texas expects flat growth for Children's Health Insurance Program
Dallas Morning News, August 12, 2008

Iowa officials say health plan could take four years
AP/Chicago Tribune, August 12, 2008

New York governor seeks cuts of $1 billion
New York Times, August 12, 2008

States fail to report health provider sanctions
AP/Yahoo News, August 12, 2008
Health Plans
Healthcare costs seen rising 10% in 2009
AP/Yahoo News, August 12, 2008

Massachusetts businesses rip healthcare proposal
Boston Globe, August 12, 2008

More turn to professional groups for insurance
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 12, 2008

Restitution due some Texas Blue Cross customers
Dallas Morning News, August 11, 2008
Hospital News
Chemical scare briefly closes Georgia ER
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 11, 2008

Crocs no longer in style at safety-conscious hospitals
St. Petersburg Times, August 11, 2008
Technology
Study: Hospitals are underusing cardiac devices
Bloomberg News/Boston Globe, August 12, 2008

Robot delivers meals at Boynton Beach, FL, hospital
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 11, 2008

Election 2008: McCain, Obama's Stance on Healthcare
With the 2008 Presidential campaign upon us, HealthLeaders Media will post the latest healthcare news surrounding each candidate, as well as breaking healthcare-related news stories from major news outlets across the country. HealthLeaders Media
August 5, 2008

Audio: Revitalizing Physician Leadership
Craig Sammit, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Dean Health System in Madison, WI, discusses his two-year effort to identify and develop more physicians for leadership roles within the organization. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
August 7, 2008

Audio: Certifying Need
Deborah Kolb-Collier, a senior principal in the strategy and planning practice at the Noblis Center for Health Innovation, discusses certificate-of-need laws and what they mean to competition in healthcare. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
August 4, 2008

Contributed Feature: Innovative Strategies for Physician-Hospital Alignment
The future of physician-hospital joint ventures is now uncertain thanks today's struggling economy and pushes for healthcare reform. This is prompting many to seek innovative strategies that will ensure future success. Beth Connor Guest and James S. Mathis, for HealthLeaders Media
August 11, 2008





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