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While the U.S. spends heavily on healthcare, a study faults the quality
New York Times, July 17, 2008
Los Angeles city attorney sues insurer over health policy cancellations
Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2008
Doctor-clinic ties in St. Louis area questioned
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 16, 2008
Mercy admits role fighting Einstein over Pennsylvania hospital
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 17, 2008
How changes in Medicare affect patients
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), July 17, 2008

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Today's Sections

Leadership
While the U.S. spends heavily on healthcare, a study faults the quality
New York Times, July 17, 2008

Atlanta hospital CEO deal appears close
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 17, 2008
State/Local Government
Los Angeles city attorney sues insurer over health policy cancellations
Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2008

Court blocks Medi-Cal pharmacy payment cuts
San Francisco Chronicle, July 17, 2008
Physicians
Doctor-clinic ties in St. Louis area questioned
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 16, 2008

Kansas City-area doctors' antitrust case going to arbitration
Kansas City Star, July 16, 2008
Business
Mercy admits role fighting Einstein over Pennsylvania hospital
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 17, 2008

Cost virus hitting hospitals
Chicago Tribune, July 17, 2008

Louisville, KY-based Baptist Hospital East to dedicate new Park Tower
Louisville Courier-Journal, July 16, 2008
Federal Government
How changes in Medicare affect patients
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), July 17, 2008

Health proposal rankles Democrats
AP/Yahoo News, July 17, 2008
Health Plans
Individual health policies leave many behind
USA Today, July 17, 2008

Insurer's call center informs patients, may lower costs
Des Moines Register, July 16, 2008
Trends
Study set on Maine's emergency room use
AP/Boston Globe, July 17, 2008

Study: Cancer survival depends on where you live
HealthDay/Washington Post, July 17, 2008

Atlanta-area hospitals join blood transfusion network
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 17, 2008

Commentary: Wockhardt CEO: You Can't Stop Global Healthcare
Worldwide demand for quality, affordable healthcare is growing, experts say, as economic pressures force an increase in the number of employer-sponsored insurers adding global hospitals to their networks. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
July 15, 2008

Magazine: The Politics of Healthcare
Both parties' presidential hopefuls have offered plenty of sweeping proposals for fixing the nation's healthcare ills. But will either candidate be able to follow through? Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 10, 2008

Contributed Feature: Ten Qualities of Leading Women's Hospitals
The strategic and economic rationale to maintain a strong relationship with female patients is well documented. Now healthcare organizations are renewing their focus in this area, developing new women's hospitals and expanding existing facilities, says contributor Mark Dubow. Mark Dubow, for HealthLeaders Media
July 16, 2008

Contributed Feature: A Message to Community Hospital Leadership
The future for hospitals is not dependent on getting more dollars in the door to offset revenue restrictions but to focus on stopping dollars from going out the door, says contributor R. Daniel King. R. Daniel King, for HealthLeaders Media
July 16, 2008





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