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Plan to reopen King hospital in Los Angeles by 2012 faces big hurdles
Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2009
Economic ills halt $265 million Indianapolis hospital project
Indianapolis Star, March 13, 2009
$125 million is pledged to University of California San Francisco Medical Center
New York Times, March 13, 2009
Survey finds more Pennsylvania hospitals considering layoffs
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 13, 2009
Employers see less health coverage in the next decade
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 13, 2009

Cover Story: SOS: Public Hospitals On the brink even during good economic times, many public hospitals are operating in technical insolvency amid a painful recession. But they can take heart from following the example of two that have managed well. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Plan to reopen King hospital in Los Angeles by 2012 faces big hurdles
Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2009

Los Angeles Planning Commission OKs new tower at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2009
Finance
$125 million is pledged to University of California San Francisco Medical Center
New York Times, March 13, 2009

Safety net health centers struggle to meet demand
AP/Yahoo News, March 13, 2009

Two Heritage Valley Health System hospitals in Pennsylvania get grants
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 13, 2009
Business
Economic ills halt $265 million Indianapolis hospital project
Indianapolis Star, March 13, 2009

Survey finds more Pennsylvania hospitals considering layoffs
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 13, 2009

Massachusetts regulators OK joint Caritas-Centene healthcare venture
Boston Globe, March 13, 2009
Health Plans
Employers see less health coverage in the next decade
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 13, 2009

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois says membership is slipping for first time in 25 years
Chicago Tribune, March 13, 2009
Federal Government
First White House health forum kicks off in Michigan
AP/Yahoo News, March 13, 2009
Physicians
New debate on how to decide best health treatments
AP/Yahoo News, March 13, 2009

Los Angeles doctors do exams at barbershops
Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2009

University of Alabama-Birmingham doctor pushes federal bill to tackle ER crisis
Birmingham News, March 13, 2009

Low-cost New York City doctor told to increase fees
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, March 13, 2009

Magazine: Competitors United
Provider organizations in Jacksonville, FL, are joining forces to promote their region as a medical destination. Lola Butcher, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 12, 2009

Commentary: Ice Storm Tests KY Hospitals' Mettle
Methodist Hospital, a community hospital in Kentucky, continued to provide care during a crippling ice storm this winter because of dedicated employees, a solid emergency management plan, and the help of suppliers. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
March 11, 2009

Commentary: ROI: How do Healthcare Marketers Measure Up?
Healthcare marketers are sometimes criticized for lagging behind other industries when it comes to measuring the financial ROI of their efforts. But it turns out they might not be so far behind, after all. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
March 11, 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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