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Two Massachusetts safety-net hospitals hit hard by budget cuts
Boston Globe, October 17, 2008
Expected Alabama Medicaid cuts put on hold, for now; hospitals say that's potentially disastrous
Birmingham News, October 17, 2008
Riverdale, GA, hospital eyes cutbacks as county balks at bond
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 17, 2008
Hawaii ending universal child healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, October 17, 2008
Ties between doctors and stent makers queried
New York Times, October 17, 2008

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Two Massachusetts safety-net hospitals hit hard by budget cuts
Boston Globe, October 17, 2008

Expected Alabama Medicaid cuts put on hold, for now; hospitals say that's potentially disastrous
Birmingham News, October 17, 2008

Bullitt County, KY, hospital gets state OK
Louisville Courier-Journal, October 16, 2008
Business
Riverdale, GA, hospital eyes cutbacks as county balks at bond
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 17, 2008

Call it Great Lakes Health System of WNY
Business First of Buffalo, October 17, 2008

MetroHealth cancels contract with Medicaid firm
Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 17, 2008

Jacksonville, FL-based St. Vincent's to cut 100 jobs
Jacksonville Business Journal, October 17, 2008

UC Davis launches specialty-care network for cancer
Sacramento Business Journal, October 16, 2008

Miami's Mercy Hospital abandons plans for luxury condos
Miami Herald, October 16, 2008
Health Plans
Hawaii ending universal child healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, October 17, 2008

Florida picks firms for the uninsured
Miami Herald, October 17, 2008

Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Massachusetts to cut administrative costs
Boston Globe, October 17, 2008

UnitedHealth profit off 28% as employers cut benefits
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 17, 2008
Physicians
Ties between doctors and stent makers queried
New York Times, October 17, 2008
Trends
Benefits to patients outweigh risks, air medical transport workers say
Chicago Tribune, October 17, 2008
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Live From Top Leadership Teams: Blog: Thoughts About Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare
When you're at an event featuring some 40 C-level leaders, you can bet that you'll walk away with more than a few nuggets of wisdom to consider and even some strategies you can try to implement. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 14, 2008

Live From Top Leadership Teams: Live From Top Leadership Teams: Lay Waste to Waste
Top Leadership Teams kicked off its 2008 event with a panel entitled "Lay Waste to Waste: How to cut the cost of doing business." Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
October 17, 2008

Commentary: Hey C-Suite! Your Nurses Aren't Happy. Are You Listening?
Press Ganey Associates has come out with its 2008 survey of job satisfaction among healthcare professionals, and the news is neither good nor surprising. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
October 15, 2008

Commentary: Three Ways Health Plans Benefit from E-prescribing
With CMS' e-prescribing initiative on the horizon, health plans could help physicians and pharmacists gain e-prescribing capabilities. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 15, 2008





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