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Novant plants flag on hospital giants' North Carolina turf
Raleigh News & Observer, July 31, 2008
'Rising star' Miami hospital exec quits under cloud
Miami Herald, August 1, 2008
Medicare adds to do-not-pay list
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, August 1, 2008
Boston hospital quits lobby association
Boston Globe, August 1, 2008
$2.58 million awarded in St. Louis malpractice suit
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 31, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Novant plants flag on hospital giants' North Carolina turf
Raleigh News & Observer, July 31, 2008

'Rising star' Miami hospital exec quits under cloud
Miami Herald, August 1, 2008

$3 million pledged to Maryland hospital project
Baltimore Sun, July 31, 2008
Federal Government
Medicare adds to do-not-pay list
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, August 1, 2008

Senators slam Indian Health agency for lost items
Washington Post, August 1, 2008
Hospital News
Boston hospital quits lobby association
Boston Globe, August 1, 2008

California medical center names permanent CEO
San Francisco Business Times, August 1, 2008

South Carolina children's hospital is recovering
The State, July 31, 2008
Legal
$2.58 million awarded in St. Louis malpractice suit
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 31, 2008
Physicians
Healthcare reform, corporate-style
Business Week, July 31, 2008

Boston adds a doctor referral service
Boston Globe, August 1, 2008
State/Local Government
Snohomish, WA, Health District faces over $4 million budget shortfall
Seattle Times, August 1, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Scotland smoking ban credited with fewer heart attacks
USA Today, August 1, 2008
Health Plans
Cigna second quarter profit jumps 37%
AP/Boston Globe, August 1, 2008
Pharmaceutical
Biogen, Elan report cases of brain disease
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 1, 2008

Commentary: Effective Physician Recruitment Tools
One key component of physician satisfaction is how responsive hospital administrators are to physicians' ideas and needs. Rural hospitals tend to excel in this aspect of physician relations. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
July 30, 2008

Commentary: Connecting with Prevention
Businesses are increasingly turning to health and wellness programs as a way to both reduce healthcare costs and improve employee health. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
July 30, 2008

Audio: ER: The Efficiency Room
Sharon Roush, the CEO at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, FL, discusses how Capital Regional lowered the walkout rate in its ER from 3.6% to 0.5% and lowered its ED wait time. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
July 30, 2008

Audio: Expect the Best
Bob Allen, vice president for public relations and government affairs at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY, shares how his hospital's Expect the Best campaign helped the hospital grow its OB market share by 15%. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
July 29, 2008





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