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Children's Hospital gets Alabama OK for $483 million replacement hospital
Birmingham News, October 16, 2008
Chicago hospital being shuttered
Chicago Tribune, October 16, 2008
Anthem uses Indiana nonprofit's data to inform, crosscheck care
Indianapolis Star, October 16, 2008
Cancer survivor gives $20 million gift to University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City Star, October 15, 2008
Death rate 70% lower at top U.S. hospitals
HealthDay/Washington Post, October 16, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Children's Hospital gets Alabama OK for $483 million replacement hospital
Birmingham News, October 16, 2008

Chicago hospital being shuttered
Chicago Tribune, October 16, 2008

Cancer survivor gives $20 million gift to University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City Star, October 15, 2008

Cleveland Clinic, Medina General to discuss affiliation
Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 16, 2008

University of Cincinnati gets $2 million for cancer center
Cincinnati Enquirer, October 15, 2008

Florida Hospital, Humana sign agreement for Medicare Advantage members
Orlando Sentinel, October 15, 2008
Physicians
Anthem uses Indiana nonprofit's data to inform, crosscheck care
Indianapolis Star, October 16, 2008
Hospital News
Death rate 70% lower at top U.S. hospitals
HealthDay/Washington Post, October 16, 2008

Indianapolis hospital campus adds helipad
Indianapolis Star, October 16, 2008
State/Local Government
Zoning sought for medical high-rise near Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Dallas Morning News, October 16, 2008

Judge: Illinois governor must halt healthcare expansion
AP/Chicago Tribune, October 16, 2008

Pennsylvania senators hope to save medical reporting agency
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 15, 2008
Election 2008
McCain presses Obama on health plan penalties
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 16, 2008
Trends
Flu shots a tough sell to healthcare workers
AP/Yahoo News, October 16, 2008

As budgets tighten, more people decide medical care can wait
Washington Post, October 16, 2008
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Commentary: Everything You Need to Know About E-Prescribing
The practice of prescribing medications electronically has been getting a good amount of attention recently. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
October 14, 2008

Audio: Doc the Vote
Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, associate professor of health policy and politics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the healthcare reform proposals offered by Senators McCain and Obama. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
October 9, 2008

Commentary: Global Hospitals Should Ready for Tough Financial Times
In the face of recent encouraging signs, economists are standing by predictions of a longstanding global recession. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 14, 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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