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Chicago hospital merger push driven by economics
Chicago Tribune, January 17, 2008
Hospital companies offer business services to rivals
The Tennessean, January 17, 2008
Do no harm? Minnesota hospitals are at least doing less
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 17, 2008
Universal healthcare plans up against U.S. law
USA Today, January 17, 2008
Atlanta hospital to get infusion of cash: But county board won't back loan
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 17, 2008

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Today's Sections

Trends
Chicago hospital merger push driven by economics
Chicago Tribune, January 17, 2008

AFL-CIO survey gauges opinions of U.S. health system
The Detroit Free Press, January 16, 2008
Business
Hospital companies offer business services to rivals
The Tennessean, January 17, 2008

Analysts: Healthcare is still good venture
The Tennessean, January 17, 2008

University Hospitals and organized labor unveil novel agreement
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 16, 2008
Legal
Universal healthcare plans up against U.S. law
USA Today, January 17, 2008
Hospital News
Do no harm? Minnesota hospitals are at least doing less
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 17, 2008

Boston hospital aims to eliminate mistakes
Boston Globe, January 17, 2008
Health Plans
Will aging boomers lose benefits?
USA Today, January 17, 2008

Maryland insurer to offer quality rewards
Baltimore Sun, January 16, 2008

Oregon Department of Human Services concerned about health plan callers
The Oregonian, January 16, 2008
State/Local Government
Atlanta hospital to get infusion of cash: But county board won't back loan
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 17, 2008

Poll: Georgia trauma care fee is OK
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 17, 2008

Massachusetts group links drug costs, marketing
Boston Globe, January 17, 2008
Federal Government
FDA concerned about dangers of medical fragments left in bodies
Bloomberg News/South Florida Sun-Sentinel, January 16, 2008
Physicians
New rules aim for quicker angioplasties for heart attack patients
Kansas City Star, January 17, 2008

AMA triples spending on ads for uninsured campaign
Chicago Tribune, January 17, 2008

Global Healthcare News
British seek to boost organ donation
AP/Yahoo News, January 17, 2008

Commentary: Image Crisis
Did you hear the one about the conservative talk show host who went into the hospital for hemorrhoid surgery? Unfortunately, there's no punch-line--because it's no joke. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
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

Magazine: Alternative Goes Mainstream
A growing number of hospitals are embracing alternative treatments to boost patient satisfaction and improve care quality. But can integrative medicine programs make money? Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Magazine
January 2008

Commentary: Four Star Care
The business of rating physician care is a tricky one and has resulted in strained relations between health plans and providers who think the ratings rely too much on cost. Brad Cain, for HealthLeaders Media
January 16, 2008





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