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Study finds wide disparity in hospital pricing in California
Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2008
West Penn health system picks 'results oriented' CEO
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 16, 2008
Report: Georgia should build medical campus
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 16, 2008
LPNs pitch idea to boost rural Alabama care
Huntsville Times, January 15, 2008
Doctors fail to report errors, study finds
Des Moines Register, January 15, 2008

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Today's Sections

Finance
Study finds wide disparity in hospital pricing in California
Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2008
Leadership
West Penn health system picks 'results oriented' CEO
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 16, 2008

Boston hospital suffers setback
Boston Globe, January 16, 2008
State/Local Government
Report: Georgia should build medical campus
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 16, 2008

State board delays decision on merger of two hospitals
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 16, 2008
Community Hospitals
LPNs pitch idea to boost rural Alabama care
Huntsville Times, January 15, 2008

Rural residents less likely to get organ transplants
New York Times, January 16, 2008
Physicians
Doctors fail to report errors, study finds
Des Moines Register, January 15, 2008
Business
New CEO plans to expand Nashville hospital's mission
The Tennessean, January 16, 2008

Community Health seeks Washington hospitals
AP/The Tennessean, January 16, 2008

California medical center gets $1.9 million
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, January 16, 2008

Proposed New Orleans hospitals draw development
New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 15, 2008
Trends
'Bundling' hospital processes may help prevent infections
USA Today, January 16, 2008

Hopkins Hospital drops latex gloves
Baltimore Sun, January 15, 2008
Health Plans
Wellness programs may face legal tests
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 16, 2008
Technology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center testing 'smart' rooms
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 16, 2008

Video: CIOs to the Rescue
Transforming the IT staff from dweebs to strategic partners. Plus news on uncompensated care, healthcare spending, and more. HealthLeaders Media
January 10, 2008

Commentary: Lessons in Leadership
While reporting December's feature article, "Not Just 'Techies' Anymore," I was struck by how much my sources realized the value of the intangibles in workplace motivation. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
January 15, 2008

Audio: Smart Spending
At the 2007 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Conference, Kimberly Boynton, CFO of Crouse Health Hospital in Syracuse, NY, shared her hospital's process for ensuring that managers have the flexibility to run business lines while still being held accountable for spending. HealthLeaders Media
January 10, 2008

Magazine: Building from Scratch
What kind of financial shape would your hospital be in if your managed care plans were paying you less than your state Medicaid program? Imagine that and a host of other financial problems, and you have what Michael Young signed on for nearly three years ago when he agreed to become president and chief executive officer of 550-staffed-bed Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
January 2008





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