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Aurora Health Care buys cardiology group
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, October 14, 2008
City puts in bid on east New Orleans hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 14, 2008
Lack of compensation can tempt doctors to tailor their care to a patient's coverage
Washington Post, October 14, 2008
Indiana-based St. Francis threatens split with Anthem
Indianapolis Star, October 14, 2008
Nonprofit hospitals leave the city for greener pastures
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 14, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Aurora Health Care buys cardiology group
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, October 14, 2008

Indiana-based St. Francis threatens split with Anthem
Indianapolis Star, October 14, 2008

Nonprofit hospitals leave the city for greener pastures
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 14, 2008

Cancer institute to merge with St. John's Mercy
St. Louis Business Journal, October 13, 2008

Columbia Memorial moves forward with $2.6 million project
Business Review, October 13, 2008
State/Local Government
City puts in bid on east New Orleans hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 14, 2008

Panel delays Iowa health insurance change
Des Moines Register, October 14, 2008
Legal
Jury awards $10.7 million to woman who waited for brain scan
AP/USA Today, October 14, 2008
Trends
Pennsylvania employer-provided health insurance drops
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 14, 2008

Can cash for clinics snuff out smoking?
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 14, 2008

Lack of compensation can tempt doctors to tailor their care to a patient's coverage
Washington Post, October 14, 2008
Health Plans
Illinois Medicaid program to cover genetic test for breast cancer
Chicago Tribune, October 14, 2008

Insurer gives health tips via Facebook
Washington Post, October 14, 2008

Independence Blue Cross adding MinuteClinics to network
Philadelphia Business Journal, October 13, 2008
Hospital News
Ex-employees, others seek Des Moines hospital board seats
Des Moines Register, October 14, 2008
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Commentary: Hospital Construction: Delayed Not Dead
We are already seeing some signs of how the credit crisis and economic downturn is impacting the healthcare industry. But the healthcare building boom is not dead—just postponed. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
October 10, 2008

Audio: Deep Impact
Scott Clay, a senior principal with the Noblis Center for Health Innovation, talks about the effect of the deepening financial crisis on healthcare organizations. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
October 13, 2008

Magazine: Clean and Green
Iowa Health launches a centralized laundry facility that saves both water and money. Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Magazine
October 2008

Contributed Feature: Putting Your Resources Where Your Priorities Are
It is probably safe to say that healthcare delivery planning has never been easy. Still, it is equally safe to assume that it has never been more demanding than it is today. So far in 2008 we have endured turmoil in the credit markets, a sea change in regulations and payments affecting physician-hospital relations, and dare we mention the "R" word? If yours is not one of the growing number of healthcare organizations that has formally integrated its strategic and financial planning processes, now is the time. Francine Machisko and Scott Clay, for HealthLeaders Media
October 13, 2008





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