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Grady Memorial Hospital cuts 150 jobs
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 12, 2009
Plan could lead to reopening of King hospital in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2009
HCA sues Loudon County, VA, to overturn hospital vote
Washington Post, March 12, 2009
Mayo Clinic feels effects of recession, Medicare
Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 12, 2009
Massachusetts bans drug firm gifts to doctors
Boston Globe, March 12, 2009

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Today's Sections

Business
Grady Memorial Hospital cuts 150 jobs
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 12, 2009

Mayo Clinic feels effects of recession, Medicare
Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 12, 2009

Carolinas HealthCare loses $551 million for year
Charlotte Business Journal, March 12, 2009

Mason City, IA, hospitals cuts jobs, not workers
AP/Chicago Tribune, March 12, 2009

Sick flocking to Massachusetts in-store clinics
Boston Globe, March 12, 2009
State/Local Government
Plan could lead to reopening of King hospital in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2009

Board to resume control of Marin County, CA, hospital
San Francisco Chronicle, March 12, 2009

Universal healthcare called San Francisco's future
San Francisco Chronicle, March 12, 2009

Massachusetts may not boost healthcare premiums
Boston Globe, March 12, 2009
Legal
HCA sues Loudon County, VA, to overturn hospital vote
Washington Post, March 12, 2009

Tenet Healthcare settles California lawsuit for $85 million
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, March 12, 2009

HCA-owned hospitals settle lawsuit with facility changes for disabled
Kansas City Star, March 12, 2009
Physicians
Massachusetts bans drug firm gifts to doctors
Boston Globe, March 12, 2009

Med schools grow as economy tanks
AP/Yahoo News, March 12, 2009

Chicago hospital doctors protest planned bed cuts
Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2009

Contra Costa County, CA, doctors worried over budget
San Francisco Chronicle, March 12, 2009

How hospitalists help and hurt primary care
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 12, 2009
Federal Government
Report: U.S. on short end of healthcare 'value gap'
AP/Yahoo News, March 12, 2009

Workers' health benefits eyed for taxation
Washington Post, March 12, 2009

Lead Time Blog: Paper Towels, Oil Filters and an EHR at Wal-Mart
Small-town retail shops went the way of the dodo bird because Wal-Mart came in an undercut them on price, says HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Now Molpus wonders if the big EHR vendors are as nervous now that Wal-Mart reportedly plans to launch its own package of EHR hardware, software, installation and support. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
March 11, 2009

Commentary: Arabian Gulf Bucks Trend with $14 Billion Hospital Construction Investment
Staff cutbacks, closings, trimming services—it seems every day the news is filled with another healthcare provider facing problems due to the state of the economy. But it isn't all doom and gloom. Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders Media
March 10, 2009

Audio: Set Standards to Avoid Conflict of Interest
Kenneth Irons, MD, chief of regional and neighborhood clinics for Duluth Clinic, talks about his organization's policy that set guidelines for how physicians and employees relate to pharmaceutical representatives. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 5, 2009

Audio: Solve Shortage, Save Money
Barry Arbuckle, president and CEO of MemorialCare Medical Centers in Long Beach, CA, is one of three C-suite leaders joining us for the March 16 webcast: Solving Your Nurse Shortage: Long-term strategies that work. In this audio clip, he outlines successful cost-saving solutions to the shortage of nurses and nurse leaders. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
March 4, 2009





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