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Congress aims to ease doctor shortage
Hartford Courant, April 14, 2008
Owners of Illinois hospital vow to try to avert closing
Chicago Tribune, April 14, 2008
West Penn, Forbes have another new CEO
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 11, 2008
Too many heart centers, not enough transplants in Chicago
Chicago Tribune, April 14, 2008
Costs soar for Massachusetts healthcare law
AP/Yahoo News, April 14, 2008

Spotlight: Cover Story: Faith in the Hospital In a shifting healthcare world, faith-based systems face a new set of challenges in their quest to stay true to their mission. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Congress aims to ease doctor shortage
Hartford Courant, April 14, 2008

Judge's ruling delays trial plan to cut Medicare lab costs
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, April 14, 2008
Business
Owners of Illinois hospital vow to try to avert closing
Chicago Tribune, April 14, 2008

West Penn, Forbes have another new CEO
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 11, 2008

Renaissance Healthcare Systems runs out of money to finish Texas facility
Dallas Morning News, April 14, 2008

Kansas City hospital's expansion is on target
Kansas City Star, April 11, 2008
Trends
Too many heart centers, not enough transplants in Chicago
Chicago Tribune, April 14, 2008

Immigration debate hits home for liver transplant patients
Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2008

Dispatcher, ambulance shortages slow response in San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle, April 14, 2008
Health Plans
Costs soar for Massachusetts healthcare law
AP/Yahoo News, April 14, 2008
State/Local Government
Florida governor tries to insure more as legislators cut health programs
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 14, 2008

Atlanta hospital CEO stands firm
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 14, 2008
Commentary
The health insurance mafia
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 14, 2008
Legal
Worker charged in New York City hospital file thefts
New York Times, April 14, 2008

Doctors got off lighter in UCLA snooping case
Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2008

Audio: Chief of Strategy
Christopher Dawes, CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, discusses the new chief strategy officer role and why it makes strategic sense. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
April 11, 2008

Contributed Feature: The Physician Empowerment Movement
Contributor Richard L. Reece, MD, says physicians are fed up with reimbursement struggles and being left out of discussions about healthcare reform and are beginning to organize and find their collective voice. Richard L. Reece, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
April 10, 2008

Magazine: Pediatric ERs on the Road
A growing number of both children's and community hospitals are discovering that ER partnerships can benefit both organizations. Lola Butcher, for HealthLeaders Magazine
April 2008

Video: Merger Advice
Some tips on successful hospital consolidation. Plus, a model for 'urgent care light' and more. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
April 10, 2008





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