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Minnesota health system bans pharmaceutical logos
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 18, 2008
Illinois is urged to boost training in healthcare
Chicago Tribune, January 18, 2008
Connecticut hospital's financial health sharply improves
Hartford Courant, January 18, 2008
Aliquippa (PA) hospital workers threaten strike
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 17, 2008
Blue Cross helps members see cost of healthcare
Raleigh News & Observer, January 17, 2008

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Today's Sections

Pharmaceutical
Minnesota health system bans pharmaceutical logos
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 18, 2008
State/Local Government
Illinois is urged to boost training in healthcare
Chicago Tribune, January 18, 2008

Confusing ballot measures on California hospital
San Francisco Chronicle, January 18, 2008

Washington governor touts nursing program
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 18, 2008

North Carolina hospital pleas made
Raleigh News & Observer, January 17, 2008
Business
Connecticut hospital's financial health sharply improves
Hartford Courant, January 18, 2008

Joint Commission releases proposed 2009 NPSGs for field review
Matt Phillion, for Briefings on The Joint Commission, January 17, 2008

Aliquippa (PA) hospital workers threaten strike
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 17, 2008

Hospital boosts University of Miami revenue
Miami Herald, January 18, 2008

Florida hospital fundraising tops $100 million goal
Palm Beach Post, January 17, 2008
Health Plans
Blue Cross helps members see cost of healthcare
Raleigh News & Observer, January 17, 2008

A new program in Rhode Island helps uninsured obtain care
Providence Journal, January 17, 2008
Legal
California hospital sued in alleged dumping of patient
Los Angeles Times, January 18, 2008

Ex-hospital patients file lawsuit over the status of healthcare in New Orleans
New York Times, January 18, 2008

Filipino nurses face criminal charges
AP/Washington Post, January 18, 2008
Trends
Dallas-Fort Worth nonprofits offer healthcare to thousands without insurance
Dallas Morning News, January 18, 2008

Colorado waiting on hospital data
Denver Post, January 17, 2008
Federal Government
Healthcare could sway Nevadans
New York Times, January 18, 2008
Physicians
In pitches to doctors, promise of big payday
New York Times, January 18, 2008

Commentary: Do You Speak My Language?
True hospital-physician alignment is a tough task in no small part because hospitals and medical groups operate in such fundamentally different ways. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
January 17, 2008

Magazine: Claiming Their Due
Many providers struggle to bill for services amid a maze of contractual allowances, but sophisticated software is helping some hospitals and physician groups better manage the time value of money. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
January 15, 2008

Audio: A Lucrative Partnership
MemorialCare CEO Barry Arbuckle speaks on the financial strategy panel at HealthLeaders' Top Leadership Teams event about a nursing program his system developed in conjunction with a local university. The program has helped MemorialCare save large expenditures in registry and travel nursing costs. HealthLeaders Media
January 13, 2008

Contributed Feature: Embracing the Philosophy of the Chief Experience Officer
Contributor Anthony Cirillo discusses the merits of the the chief experience officer, a person in an organization who is in charge of taking the reigns to assure that the brand experience across the enterprise is both consistent and exceptional. Anthony Cirillo, for HealthLeaders Media
January 8, 2008





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