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Second New Jersey budget more generous to hospitals
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 18, 2008
SSM HealthCare-St. Louis cuts management jobs amid restructuring
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 17, 2008
Clarian Health Partners, Bloomington (IN) Hospital to merge
Indianapolis Star, June 18, 2008
Cleveland medical center begins hunting for low-cost model that maintains care
Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 18, 2008
The Joint Commission announces 2009 National Patient Safety Goals
The Joint Commission, June 17, 2008

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Second New Jersey budget more generous to hospitals
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 18, 2008

Wisconsin-based Aurora Health Care, Grafton OK deal
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, June 18, 2008
Hospital News
The Joint Commission announces 2009 National Patient Safety Goals
The Joint Commission, June 17, 2008

Cleveland medical center begins hunting for low-cost model that maintains care
Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 18, 2008

Alabama surgery center rehearing sought
Birmingham News, June 18, 2008
Business
SSM HealthCare-St. Louis cuts management jobs amid restructuring
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 17, 2008

Clarian Health Partners, Bloomington (IN) Hospital to merge
Indianapolis Star, June 18, 2008

Hospitals join in Botox bonanza
St. Petersburg Times, June 17, 2008

New urgent-care center opening in Lee's Summit, MO
Kansas City Star, June 17, 2008
Federal Government
CMS: Third year of value-based purchasing demonstration shows substantial improvement
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, June 18, 2008
Trends
Health REITs provide bright spot
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 18, 2008

Music provides healing grace note for hospital patients
USA Today, June 18, 2008

Scrubs should be freshly scrubbed
Chicago Tribune, June 18, 2008
Legal
Former HealthSouth chief executive fields questions at federal courthouse
Birmingham News, June 17, 2008

Man gets prison time for $100 million health fraud
AP/Chicago Tribune, June 18, 2008

Magazine: Databanks of the Future
Eyeing "personalized medicine," leading research centers are creating vast storehouses of images and genetic information. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
June 13, 2008

Magazine: A New Seat at the Table
As the focus on quality intensifies, more hospitals are adding quality officers to the C-suite. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
June 13, 2008

Audio: CHRISTUS Health's International Strategy
Luke Johnson, director of international business development, discusses extending CHRISTUS Health operations in Mexico. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
June 12, 2008

Contributed Feature: Using Credit Scoring To Manage Hospital Bad Debt
Many hospitals have had stable performance over the past 20 years. But infrastructure demands and changes in reimbursement dynamics will create huge financial challenges over the next decade. HealthLeaders Media contributor Brian Klepper writes that using strategies such as credit scoring to try to reduce the amount of bad debt hospitals must deal with is essential in today's environment. Brian Klepper, for HealthLeaders Media
June 9, 2008





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