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Obama will ease restraints on states' health insurance programs for children
New York Times, January 20, 2009
MRSA rising in kids' ear, nose, throat infections
AP/Yahoo News, January 20, 2009
Parish's hospital battle rages on
New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 20, 2009
Rhode Island hospitals: Cuts in budget could 'destroy us'
Providence Journal, January 19, 2009
Bristol (CT) Hospital ends 2008 with small profit
Hartford Courant, January 20, 2009

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Obama will ease restraints on states' health insurance programs for children
New York Times, January 20, 2009

A front-row seat as a healthcare system goes awry
New York Times, January 20, 2009
Hospital News
MRSA rising in kids' ear, nose, throat infections
AP/Yahoo News, January 20, 2009

Palmetto Health appeals judge's hospital ruling
The State, January 19, 2009
State/Local Government
Parish's hospital battle rages on
New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 20, 2009

Rhode Island hospitals: Cuts in budget could 'destroy us'
Providence Journal, January 19, 2009
Business
Bristol (CT) Hospital ends 2008 with small profit
Hartford Courant, January 20, 2009

Report: CEO confidence at all-time low
Houston Business Journal, January 20, 2009

Firms offer bigger incentives for healthy living
USA Today, January 20, 2009

Milwaukee Children's Hospital CEO returns to roots
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, January 19, 2009

Columbia St. Mary's delays Milwaukee hospital completion
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, January 19, 2009
Health Plans
Blue Cross of Michigan wants to cut up to 1,000 jobs, raise rates
Detroit Free Press, January 20, 2009

Omnicare loses court dispute with UnitedHealth
Business First of Louisville, January 20, 2009
Service Lines
Knee replacement works best when patients, providers agree
HealthDay/Washington Post, January 20, 2009
Technology
Web site helps patients' families, medical providers communicate
Detroit Free Press, January 19, 2009
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MarketShare Blog: What Can Healthcare Learn From Other Industries?
Memorial Hospital and Health System in South Bend, IN, has worked with 30 top companies from outside of healthcare to learn innovative ways to improve brand recognition and patient satisfaction, grow market share, and form business partnerships. In this audio interview Diane Stover, vice president for marketing and innovation strategy at Memorial, shares some of what they've learned on these "innovists." Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
January 16, 2009

Lead Time Blog: Beer-Fueled Renewable Energy
One of the best parts of my job is when we ask a healthcare leader to speak on one subject and find out that they are also doing something with real push in another area of healthcare. CEO Jeffrey Thompson, M.D, of Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, WI, appeared at our Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare conference panel on administrative efficiency, and as part of that described his system's efforts to "get 100 percent of our energy needs for our facilities by 2014 by creating renewable energy and improving energy efficiency." Of course being in Wisconsin, there is a brewery involved. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
January 16, 2009

Commentary: Who Wants to Work Part Time?
The healthcare industry hasn't been immune to job market losses; during the past few months, the number of hospitals and health systems laying off employees has been staggering. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
January 16, 2009

Audio: Five-Minute House Call with Country Doctor of the Year
An interview with David Watson, MD, a family practitioner for more than 50 years in Yoakum, TX, who was recently named Country Doctor of the Year by physician staffing group Staff Care. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
January 19, 2009





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