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California governor, speaker, forge a health plan
Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2007
Health savings accounts for poor tested
AP/Yahoo News, December 17, 2007
Washington governor pitches $8 million plan for patient safety
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 17, 2007
On vigilant New York streets, a closely watched plan
New York Times, December 17, 2007
Hospitals merger may not reduce patient costs
The Providence Journal, December 14, 2007

Spotlight: December Cover Story: Board on the Floor Quality isn't just for the docs anymore. A growing emphasis on hospital quality is sparking a new governance model that requires trustees to monitor more than just the bottom line. Is your board ready to take charge? Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
California governor, speaker, forge a health plan
Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2007
Business
Many striking Sutter nurses will be out until Tuesday
San Francisco Chronicle, December 17, 2007

Hospitals merger may not reduce patient costs
The Providence Journal, December 14, 2007

On vigilant New York streets, a closely watched plan
New York Times, December 17, 2007

Is race on table in Atlanta hospitalís choice?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 17, 2007

Tennessee hospital gets $10 million gift
The Tennessean, December 17, 2007

Firm raises $130 million to put into Midwest healthcare
The Tennessean, December 17, 2007

Medical Properties Trust completes sale agreements
The Birmingham News, December 14, 2007
Health Plans
Health savings accounts for poor tested
AP/Yahoo News, December 17, 2007

Free clinic in Illinois rehabs site to reach more patients
Chicago Tribune, December 17, 2007
Trends
Washington governor pitches $8 million plan for patient safety
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 17, 2007

NJ lawmakers OK bill to reduce injuries in healthcare institutions
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 17, 2007

A clinicís gift: Free specialty care
Washington Post, December 17, 2007

MDs bone up on remedies once scorned
Chicago Tribune, December 17, 2007
Physicians
Pennsylvania governor says he may delay malpractice-fund payments
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, December 17, 2007

Doctor ratings revised
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 17, 2007

Malpractice rates in Indiana heading lower
Indianapolis Star, December 14, 2007
Audio Features
Growing Leaders From Within
Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media, December 14, 2007
Legal
HealthSouth, surgeons settle in kickback case
AP/The Tennessean, December 17, 2007

Commentary: Succession Regression
Good news for CEOs: You really do matter. A recent Wall Street Journal article describes several studies linking the success of companies to the personal lives of their CEOs. Not that we didn't already know CEOs matter, but this study shows a leader's influence goes well beyond his or her presence in the corner office. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
December 14, 2007

Video: Rehab technology
Blending clinical nobility and real-world pragmatism. [Powered by TWL Knowledge Group, this video also features the week's top healthcare news stories.] HealthLeaders Media
December 13, 2007

News: Generational Differences Present Compensation, Management Challenges
We asked members of the Physician Compensation & Recruitment advisory board and other compensation and recruitment experts to discuss perceived generational differences between today's physicians and to assess how these differences might influence compensation and recruitment trends. Physician Compensation & Recruitment
December 13, 2007





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