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California quashes sale of Anaheim Memorial Medical Center to Pacific Health
Los Angeles Times, August 15, 2008
States won't be sanctioned over kids' health insurance
AP/USA Today, August 15, 2008
Judge rules patient can sue Duke University Medical System over surgery
Raleigh News & Observer, August 14, 2008
Healthcare prognosis brightens for New Orleans
New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 15, 2008
Lexington (SC) Medical gets revote on heart regs
The State, August 14, 2008

Spotlight: Defensive Medicine? Some hospital leaders are concerned that CMS is moving too fast with never events. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
California quashes sale of Anaheim Memorial Medical Center to Pacific Health
Los Angeles Times, August 15, 2008

Texas Health Resources renaming 12 hospitals
Dallas Morning News, August 15, 2008

Alabama-based Mercy Medical lays off staff
The Press Register, August 15, 2008
Federal Government
States won't be sanctioned over kids' health insurance
AP/USA Today, August 15, 2008

Medicare prescription drug premiums to rise in 2009
HealthDay/Washington Post, August 15, 2008
Legal
Judge rules patient can sue Duke University Medical System over surgery
Raleigh News & Observer, August 14, 2008

U.S. says Amerigroup settles Medicaid case
AP/Chicago Tribune, August 15, 2008

Manistique, MI, hospital loses court fight over bed use
AP/Chicago Tribune, August 15, 2008
Physicians
Healthcare prognosis brightens for New Orleans
New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 15, 2008

Drugs often rival angioplasty, study finds
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, August 15, 2008
Hospital News
Lexington (SC) Medical gets revote on heart regs
The State, August 14, 2008

University of Kansas Hospital first in nation to use course for childbirth emergencies
Kansas City Star, August 14, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Globalization and healthcare: Operating profit
The Economist, August 14, 2008
Health Plans
Study: Insurance matters when it comes to kids' healthcare
Washington Post, August 15, 2008

Georgia governor touts drug discounts for uninsured
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 15, 2008

Commentary: The ROI of Being Nice
Since, in the past, I've railed about poor customer service and dirty bathrooms, I figured this time I ought to give credit where credit is due. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
August 13, 2008

Commentary: Americans Want a Home
Many Americans are pushing for a new healthcare system, as most agree the existing structure is flawed. What consumers actually want is care coordination. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
August 13, 2008

Campaign Spotlight: Kaiser's Olympic Launch
Kaiser Permanente premiered its fifth season of ads during the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics with a message for the world: "Thrive." Kandace McLaughlin, for HealthLeaders Media
August 13, 2008

Magazine: Come On In, Everyone
Worried about the infection risks of family-centered care? Involving loved ones in care can actually help keep patients safe. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
August 12, 2008





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