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Illinois Health Planning Board again rejects proposal to build in Plainfield
Chicago Tribune, August 13, 2008
Two hospitals seek extension for Waterbury (CT) Heart Center
Hartford Courant, August 13, 2008
Thousands in California whose policies were canceled to be offered new coverage
Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2008
Harvard Vanguard's credit status improves
Boston Globe, August 13, 2008
GM to crack down on health coverage
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 13, 2008

Spotlight: Help the Uninsured (Without Going Broke) The number of people who can't pay much—or anything—for their care just keeps rising. Some hospitals have found new ways to help them while still protecting the financial health of the hospital. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Illinois Health Planning Board again rejects proposal to build in Plainfield
Chicago Tribune, August 13, 2008

Two hospitals seek extension for Waterbury (CT) Heart Center
Hartford Courant, August 13, 2008

Dallas County commissioners set Parkland hospital bond election
Dallas Morning News, August 13, 2008

Life sciences firms anxious about Massachusetts rules on gifts to doctors
Boston Globe, August 13, 2008

More states shred bills for awful medical errors
MSNBC.com, August 12, 2008
Health Plans
Thousands in California whose policies were canceled to be offered new coverage
Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2008

GM to crack down on health coverage
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 13, 2008

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee settles suit in New Jersey
AP/Newark Star-Ledger, August 12, 2008
Business
Harvard Vanguard's credit status improves
Boston Globe, August 13, 2008

Illinois panel backs Advocate purchase of Libertyville hospital
Chicago Tribune, August 13, 2008

Cleveland Clinic forgoes Boston Scientific stent
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 13, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Nashville-area execs ready for healthcare trade trip
The Tennessean, August 13, 2008
Trends
Report: Family doctors scarce
Baltimore Sun, August 12, 2008

22% of Americans surveyed cut visits to doctor
San Francisco Chronicle, August 13, 2008

Health benefits inspire rush to marry, or divorce
New York Times, August 13, 2008
Hospital News
South Carolina hospital shows off new unit
The State, August 12, 2008

Patient burned during surgery at Minneapolis hospital
Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 12, 2008

Commentary: SEC Rule to Require Vote on Universal Healthcare
A recent ruling by the Securities and Exchange Commission that asks public companies to implement "principles for comprehensive healthcare reform" has some up in arms. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
August 11, 2008

Magazine: MBAs Among Us
Many hospital recruiters are finding that MBA hires are ready for leadership roles more quickly than other candidates. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Magazine
August 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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