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Hospital authority offers progress report on Prince George's County, MD, system
Washington Post, December 16, 2008
Newark, NJ-based University Hospital faces crisis
Newark Star-Ledger, December 15, 2008
New Orleans-based Touro Hospital's debt rating downgraded
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 15, 2008
Clayton County, GA, hospital seeks fiscal aid
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 16, 2008
California's Healthy Families program gets a last-minute lifeline
Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2008

Spotlight: The Tough Road Ahead President-elect Obama has plenty of ideas for reforming the healthcare system. But with a struggling economy and a ballooning deficit, how many proposals will actually become reality? Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Hospital authority offers progress report on Prince George's County, MD, system
Washington Post, December 16, 2008

Clayton County, GA, hospital seeks fiscal aid
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 16, 2008

California's Healthy Families program gets a last-minute lifeline
Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2008

FEMA approves more for Katrina-damaged Charity Hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 15, 2008
Finance
Newark, NJ-based University Hospital faces crisis
Newark Star-Ledger, December 15, 2008

New Orleans-based Touro Hospital's debt rating downgraded
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 15, 2008

University of California-Davis Medical Center to close liver transplant program
Sacramento Bee, December 15, 2008
Business
Pediatrix buys Tampa medical group
Miami Herald, December 16, 2008

Nashville hospital obstetric unit's closing brings protest, outcry
The Tennessean, December 16, 2008

Despite the hype, patients' use of retail clinics is 'modest'
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 16, 2008

Illinois hospital merger, expansion called off
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 15, 2008

Aliquippa, PA, hospital shuts down abruptly
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 15, 2008

Balance billing traps patients in fights between doctors, hospitals and insurers
Sacramento Bee, December 15, 2008
Legal
Dennis Quaid settles with Cedars-Sinai over infants' health scare
Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2008
Technology
UCSF's cooling method a first for at-risk babies
San Francisco Chronicle, December 16, 2008

From Medicare, a push against paper
Boston Globe, December 16, 2008

Simulators can teach old docs new tricks
Washington Post, December 16, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Singapore seeks spot on medical tourism itinerary
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 16, 2008

Low cost incubator could save lives in developing world
New York Times, December 16, 2008

Deaths raise questions in Indian hospital
St. Petersburg Times, December 15, 2008
Trends
Racial gap in colon cancer deaths is widening
AP/Yahoo News, December 16, 2008
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Commentary: Senior Executives Who Get It
It's refreshing to hear about how some hospitals and health systems are actually improving the care that they deliver to patients. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
December 12, 2008

Magazine: New Forms, New Headaches
A bigger, more complicated Form 990 and a six-section Schedule H could mean higher outlays for disclosure. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2008

Audio: Sea Change With Hospital Debt
As hospitals have lost insurance on their bonds, investors are insisting that hospitals' debt be insured by their performance, says Thomas Royer, MD, president and CEO of Christus Health. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 15, 2008

Contributed Feature: Battling the Downturn
If there's one thing that healthcare professionals have learned in these trying economic times, it's that despite some claims to the contrary, the healthcare industry certainly isn't recession-proof. HealthLeaders Media guest columnist Mike Alkire offers some suggestions on what your hospital can do to minimize the effects of the economic crisis. Mike Alkire, for HealthLeaders Media
December 15, 2008





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