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Open heart surgery site opposed by Atlanta hospitals
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 14, 2008
Report raises red flag on infection control at Burbank, CA-based Providence hospital
Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2008
Long-term fix is elusive in Medicare payments
New York Times, July 14, 2008
Doctors-insurers confrontation heats up
Dallas Morning News, July 14, 2008
Medicare auditors recover $700 million in overpayments
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), July 14, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Open heart surgery site opposed by Atlanta hospitals
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 14, 2008

Stanford (CA) hospital plans to expand, modernize hospital
San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 2008

University of California plans for two new medical schools
San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 2008

Centers scramble for growing number of cancer patients in Philadelphia market
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 14, 2008

Wisconsin-based Aurora Health Care seeks to buy cardiology group
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 11, 2008

Detroit Medical Center to add pediatric care in Madison Heights
Detroit Free Press, July 11, 2008
Hospital News
Report raises red flag on infection control at Burbank, CA-based Providence hospital
Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2008

CEO finalists for Atlanta hospital called 'a good group'
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 14, 2008

University of Iowa hospital project to increase patient costs
AP/Chicago Tribune, July 14, 2008

Best Hospitals list isn't definitive, some say
Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 11, 2008
Physicians
Old-fashioned docs inspire new medical homes
USA Today, July 14, 2008

Doctors-insurers confrontation heats up
Dallas Morning News, July 14, 2008

Certification of Compliance Among Biggest Changes to PhRMA Code
Michelle Leppert, for ePharmaceuticals, July 14, 2008
Federal Government
Medicare auditors recover $700 million in overpayments
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), July 14, 2008

Long-term fix is elusive in Medicare payments
New York Times, July 14, 2008
Election 2008
Obama suggests tax credit for business healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, July 14, 2008
Health Plans
Michigan ruling would allow Blue Cross rate increases
AP/Chicago Tribune, July 14, 2008

Low health insurance caps leave patients stranded
AP/Yahoo News, July 14, 2008

Magazine: A New Model for Older Patients
A Delaware system's specialty unit for the elderly improves care quality and centralizes resources. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 2008

Commentary: Sink Some Boats
One of the more misleading sayings is that "a rising tide lifts all boats." I have heard it pop up more than once recently in regard to the healthcare industry. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
July 11, 2008

Contributed Feature: CEOs Poised to Lead a Culture Shift to Safer Patient Care
A recent national survey found that about 65% of hospital leaders have faced "a significant patient safety event in the last three years," which Ken Smithson, M.D., vice president of Clinical Improvement Services for VHA, Inc. and Linda DeWolf, president of the VHA Foundation, say can define the long-term relationship between the community and the hospital. Ken Smithson, MD, and Linda DeWolf, for HealthLeaders Media
July 9, 2008

Audio: Global Coverage
David L. Printy, president and CEO of Oasis Hospital, talks about the establishment of health coverage in the UAE. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
July 8, 2008





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