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California health reform passes first vote
Reuters/Yahoo News, December 18, 2007
íCompactí on health expected from Massachusetts governor
Boston Globe, December 18, 2007
Report offers plan for better healthcare, lower costs
Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2007
Senators craft pared-down Medicare plan
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 18, 2007
Medicare Advantage plan run by Kentucky doctors
Louisville Courier-Journal, December 18, 2007

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
California health reform passes first vote
Reuters/Yahoo News, December 18, 2007

íCompactí on health expected from Massachusetts governor
Boston Globe, December 18, 2007

Public to get more Ohio hospital comparisons
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 18, 2007

Emergency medical chief resigning state post
Sacramento Bee, December 17, 2007
Trends
Report offers plan for better healthcare, lower costs
Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2007

San Francisco paramedic says homeless people burden hospitals
San Francisco Chronicle, December 18, 2007

Cancer killed almost 8 million worldwide in 2007
HealthDay/Washington Post, December 18, 2007
Federal Government
Senators craft pared-down Medicare plan
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 18, 2007
Physicians
Medicare Advantage plan run by Kentucky doctors
Louisville Courier-Journal, December 18, 2007

California chiropractic board regroups
Sacramento Bee, December 17, 2007
Business
HCA Inc. proposes new hospital project in Virginia
Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 17, 2007

California hospital workersí union says talks have reached impasse
East Bay Business Times, December 18, 2007

Stanford hospitals pick architects for up to $2 billion project
San Francisco Business Times, December 18, 2007

Ohio hospital chief leaving job
Cincinnati Enquirer, December 18, 2007

Neurology head to serve as interim CEO of UAB Health System
Birmingham News, December 18, 2007

San Francisco hospital to help sick in Vietnam
San Jose Mercury News, December 17, 2007
Marketing
Hartford Hospitalís cancer center name will recognize major donors
Hartford Courant, December 18, 2007
Legal
Physicianís negligence results in probation
San Diego Union-Tribune, December 17, 2007

Commentary: An Unfair Fight
A word of warning to other hospitals contemplating acquisitions that might bring into their orbit a hospital perceived to be located in an affluent area. Think twice. Do it anyway. Just be ready for a fight. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 17, 2007

Magazine: The Quality-Driven Consumer
What does quality in healthcare really mean to consumers? One survey found that good physicians and treatment options constituted quality healthcare for a majority of consumers, but a multitude of other factors, from advanced technology to being treated with respect, were also cited. HealthLeaders Magazine
December 1, 2007

Audio: Growing Leaders From Within
Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Bower is a leadership expert and author. In this interview, Professor Bower discusses succession planning and why growing leaders from within makes for smarter business. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders News
December 14, 2007

Audio: Top Leadership Teams: Leveling the Field
Brad King, CFO at Oregon Health & Science University, talks about how the hospital portion of the university faced potential closure 15 years ago and an unlevel competitive playing field with insurers. HealthLeaders Media
December 17, 2007





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