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Top Stories
Clayton County, GA-based hospital's woes could ripple
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 18, 2008
Grassley targets nonprofit hospitals on charity care
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 18, 2008
Boston Medical to cut staff, services
Boston Globe, December 18, 2008
Louisiana health secretary pushes hard for change
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 18, 2008
Aetna cuts 1,000 jobs in response to downturn
CNN Money, December 18, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Clayton County, GA-based hospital's woes could ripple
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 18, 2008

Boston Medical to cut staff, services
Boston Globe, December 18, 2008

Nashville hospital can keep baby unit closed
The Tennessean, December 18, 2008

Pittsburgh hospital renovates, expands its ER
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 18, 2008

Albuquerque-based Lovelace Medical Center hires new CEO
New Mexico Business News, December 17, 2008

Mountain View, CA-based El Camino to buy Community Hospital of Los Gatos
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, December 17, 2008
Finance
Grassley targets nonprofit hospitals on charity care
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 18, 2008

Scandal dampens Boston hospitals' galas
Boston Globe, December 18, 2008
State/Local Government
Louisiana health secretary pushes hard for change
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 18, 2008

Washington governor's budget to target kids' health plan
AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 18, 2008
Health Plans
Aetna cuts 1,000 jobs in response to downturn
CNN Money, December 18, 2008

Utah lawmakers roll out healthcare reform plan
Salt Lake Tribune, December 18, 2008

New Hampshire agency releases Medicare client data
AP/Yahoo News, December 17, 2008
Hospital News
NJ reports increase in hospital errors
News Day, December 18, 2008

Commonwealth Fund rates hospitals online to spur improvement
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 18, 2008
Legal
Miami doctor gets stiff sentence for Medicare scam
Miami Herald, December 18, 2008

Urbana, IL, clinic's settlement with AG approved
Chicago Tribune, December 18, 2008
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Commentary: Aetna Awarded Dubai Contract
The Dubai Health Authority has selected Aetna to provide health management programs and services to outpatient care practices beginning January 1, 2009. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
December 12, 2008

Commentary: States Wired for Health IT
A new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures shows that states are moving at an unprecedented rate toward connecting their health systems electronically. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
December 16, 2008

Contributed Feature: Battling the Downturn
If there's one thing that healthcare professionals have learned in these trying economic times, it's that despite some claims to the contrary, the healthcare industry certainly isn't recession-proof. HealthLeaders Media guest columnist Mike Alkire offers some suggestions on what your hospital can do to minimize the effects of the economic crisis. Mike Alkire, for HealthLeaders Media
December 15, 2008

Magazine: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Bare bones micropractices can help physicians trim costs and spend more time with their patients. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2008





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