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Two more executives leave Nashville-based Saint Thomas Health Services
The Tennessean, February 12, 2009
Massachusetts hospitals strike deal
Boston Globe, February 12, 2009
New Jersey's Virtua Health ordered to end 'most top docs' ad
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 12, 2009
Los Angeles County unaware how many temporary healthcare workers lack background checks
Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2009
Industry Survey 2009: Just 16% of CEOs rate their long-term planning as very strong
HealthLeaders Media, February 2009

Spotlight: Insecure Bonds Turbulence in the bond financing market means significant changes in the way hospitals relate to their investors. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Two more executives leave Nashville-based Saint Thomas Health Services
The Tennessean, February 12, 2009

Massachusetts hospitals strike deal
Boston Globe, February 12, 2009

Nemours pursuing higher profile
Jacksonville Business Journal, February 12, 2009

Aetna 4Q profit falls on capital losses, medical care takes up larger revenue share
AP/Hartford Courant, February 12, 2009

Health clinic in rural Maryland is at risk of folding
Washington Post, February 12, 2009
Legal
New Jersey's Virtua Health ordered to end 'most top docs' ad
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 12, 2009

Health Net agrees to settle rescission lawsuits
Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2009

Birth of octuplets puts focus on fertility clinics
New York Times, February 12, 2009

Son sues UPMC over mom's death on roof
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 11, 2009
Hospital News
Industry Survey 2009: Just 16% of CEOs rate their long-term planning as very strong
HealthLeaders Media, February 2009

Los Angeles County unaware how many temporary healthcare workers lack background checks
Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2009

Queens residents protest hospital closures
Newsday, February 12, 2009
Federal Government
Congress reaches stimulus accord
Washington Post, February 12, 2009

Stimulus prompts talk of healthcare rationing
San Francisco Chronicle, February 12, 2009
State/Local Government
Nevada, health oversight body to trade information
AP/San Jose Mercury News, February 12, 2009

North Texas legislators seek tougher action against healthcare contractor Evercare
Dallas Morning News, February 12, 2009

New Jersey audits healthcare spending on dependents
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, February 12, 2009

Supporters rally to save Connecticut's independent healthcare watchdog
Hartford Courant, February 12, 2009

Maryland insurance administration offers guidelines for 'boutique' medical practices
Baltimore Sun, February 11, 2009

St. Bernard Parish may oust hospital board
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 11, 2009
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HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey Technology: Piercing the Inner Circle
The role of the CIO—and his or her place in the healthcare organization—is evolving. And as our survey indicates, perceptions of that role, and how well the department is doing, also vary—considerably. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 2009

Commentary: Pragmatic Priorities: Quality, Physicians, and Satisfaction
This year's HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey shows a consensus on patient-centered care. As we face global economic conditions, this consistent and focused attention on the ultimate goal becomes all the more vital. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
February 10, 2009

Commentary: The Risks and Benefits of Going Wireless
In this financial climate, making a major capital investment to expand your wireless network may not seem like a prudent idea. But if you wait too long to upgrade, you could find yourself falling behind the curve. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
February 10, 2009

New! Lead Time Blog: Bredesen Fires Back at Critics
HealthLeaders Editor John Commins has been closely watching the media speculation about Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen's chances to become the next HHS secretary. The criticism of Bredesen from healthcare coverage advocates is fairóbut only if you believe that the sole responsibility of a governor is to provide healthcare for the poor, Commins says. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
February 11, 2009





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