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Caremark to settle claims
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 15, 2008
New York investigation may distract, cost UnitedHealth
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 15, 2008
Hospitals now must report serious staph cases to officials
San Francisco Chronicle, February 15, 2008
Medicine meets a culture gap
USA Today, February 15, 2008
Heparin probe finds U.S. tie to Chinese plant
The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), February 15, 2008

Spotlight: A Strong Step for Safety In the February edition of HealthLeaders, I write about how some hospitals are learning from the high-profile errors of others and taking steps to make sure that those same errors don't occur at their facilities. Read More

Today's Sections

Health Plans
New York investigation may distract, cost UnitedHealth
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 15, 2008

CareFirst pledges to plug Medicare drug gap in Maryland
The Baltimore Sun, February 15, 2008

Pharmaceutical
Caremark to settle claims
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 15, 2008

Heparin probe finds U.S. tie to Chinese plant
The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), February 15, 2008
Hospital News
Hospitals now must report serious staph cases to officials
San Francisco Chronicle, February 15, 2008
Physicians
Medicine meets a culture gap
USA Today, February 15, 2008

Major physician association asks for change in marijuana laws
The Baltimore Sun, February 15, 2008
Finance
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center net profit declines
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 14, 2008

South Floridians feel anxiety over medical costs
Miami Herald, February 15, 2008

Emerson Hospital in Massachusetts reviewing finances
The Boston Globe, February 15, 2008

A rush to pay for rape exams in North Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer, February 14, 2008

Tennessee football team owner announces major gift to Baptist Hospital
The Tennessean, February 15, 2008
State/Local Government
Maryland praised for Medicaid changes since death
Washington Post, February 15, 2008

Carolinas Medical Center seeks renovations
Charlotte Business Journal, February 14, 2008

University of South Florida medical school requests its own hospital
St. Petersburg Times, February 14, 2008
Business
Tenet warns of stolen patient information
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 14, 2008

Louisiana hospital executive selected
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 14, 2008

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center continuing to expand
Orlando Sentinel, February 14, 2008

Magazine: Department Focus: Human Resources--Death by Meetings
If your team spends most of the day around a table deliberating, it may be time to take a hard look at your meeting schedule. Corey Christman, for HealthLeaders Media
February 2008

Commentary: Good-Bye from Bizarro World
Judging by recent events in the healthcare industry, I must have somehow slipped into the parallel Bizarro World. How else could you explain such counterintuitive happenings in healthcare? Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
February 14, 2008

Video: Asset Tracking
How to cut costs and control inventory. Plus, stories on reactions to physician complaints and patient complaints. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
February 14, 2008

Contributed Feature: Open the Door to Foreign Health Professionals
Legislators need to act now to provide legal immigration for much needed nurses and physicians, says contributor Susan Nowakowski, president and CEO of AMN Healthcare. When Congress declined to act on illegal immigration, it also walked away from a broken and dysfunctional system of legal immigration. Susan Nowakowski, for HealthLeaders Media
February 14, 2008



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