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Committee brushes aside Bush veto threat on Medicaid bill
AP/Yahoo News, April 16, 2008
California medical center is cool to suitor Prime Healthcare
Los Angeles Times, April 17, 2008
Cancer Treatment Centers pursuing fifth hospital
Chicago Tribune, April 17, 2008
SSM Healthcare-St. Louis launches integrated electronic medical record system
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 16, 2008
Los Angeles city attorney sues health insurer for canceling coverage
San Francisco Chronicle, April 17, 2008

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Committee brushes aside Bush veto threat on Medicaid bill
AP/Yahoo News, April 16, 2008

White House backs appeal on San Francisco healthcare
San Francisco Chronicle, April 17, 2008

Former senators tackle health issues
AP/Yahoo News, April 17, 2008
Business
California medical center is cool to suitor Prime Healthcare
Los Angeles Times, April 17, 2008

Seattle Children's Hospital revises expansion plan
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 17, 2008

Manchester (CT) Memorial Hospital to get new intensive care unit
Hartford Courant, April 17, 2008

Couple gives $25 million to Washington, DC, children's hospital
Washington Post, April 17, 2008

Louisiana hospital grows
New Orleans Times-Picayune, April 16, 2008
State/Local Government
Cancer Treatment Centers pursuing fifth hospital
Chicago Tribune, April 17, 2008

Florida Senate passes healthcare bill
Miami Herald, April 17, 2008

Three insurers bid for Connecticut plans
Hartford Courant, April 17, 2008

Maryland county executive supports hospital bill
Washington Post, April 17, 2008
Technology
SSM Healthcare-St. Louis launches integrated electronic medical record system
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 16, 2008

Warning on storage of health records
New York Times, April 17, 2008
Health Plans
Los Angeles city attorney sues health insurer for canceling coverage
San Francisco Chronicle, April 17, 2008

Maryland aims to help children without insurance
Baltimore Sun, April 16, 2008
Global Healthcare News
YouTube surgery video investigated
AP/Yahoo News, April 17, 2008
Commentary
A looming shortage, or the wrong doctors in the wrong places?
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 17, 2008

Magazine: Pediatric ERs on the Road
A growing number of both children's and community hospitals are discovering that ER partnerships can benefit both organizations. Lola Butcher, for HealthLeaders Magazine
April 2008

Contributed Feature: The Difference Between Lightning and Lightning Bugs
While most people fundamentally agree that marketing is a necessity when it comes to competing for dollars, the often unmeasurable aspects of marketing rarely fare well on the CFO's balance sheet. Silas Deane, for HealthLeaders Media
April 16, 2008

Commentary: The Messy Business of Keeping Clean
Despite widespread acknowledgement of the problems that superbugs pose, agreement and compliance with basic protocols are often hard to come by. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeadrs Media
April 15, 2008

Audio: Tips for Better Managed Care Contracting
Nathan Kaufman, managing director and founder of Kaufman Strategic Advisors, offers advice and discusses the biggest mistakes that community hospitals make when it comes to negotiating managed care contracts. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
April 16, 2008





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