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Top Stories
On-call specialists at emergency rooms harder to find, keep
Washington Post, December 21, 2007
CA Assembly healthcare reform bill shows strong support in poll
San Francisco Chronicle, December 21, 2007
New rules mean nonprofit hospitals can guard less information
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 21, 2007
Pediatrix acquires Seattle Neonatal Physician Group
Miami Herald, December 21, 2007
Small Michigan hospital sued by state threatens to close
Detroit Free Press, December 21, 2007

Spotlight: The Mission Frequently I include my discussions with industry insiders in this space, but as we approach the holiday season, I decided that it is fitting to share with you some thoughts from a physician leader who is serving our country in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
CA Assembly healthcare reform bill shows strong support in poll
San Francisco Chronicle, December 21, 2007

Ohio's children's healthcare expansion plan hits major snag
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 21, 2007
Trends
On-call specialists at emergency rooms harder to find, keep
Washington Post, December 21, 2007

Trying to keep visits as painless as possible
Washington Post, December 21, 2007
Community Hospitals
Small Michigan hospital sued by state threatens to close
Detroit Free Press, December 21, 2007
Business
New rules mean nonprofit hospitals can guard less information
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 21, 2007

Pediatrix acquires Seattle Neonatal Physician Group
Miami Herald, December 21, 2007

Pact solidifies relationships among KU hospitals and doctors group
Kansas City Star, December 21, 2007

Potential leader for Atlanta hospital not interested, colleague says
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 21, 2007

Pittsburgh hospital to offer lung transplants
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 20, 2007

Cleveland-based hospital system extends CEO's contract five years
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 20, 2007

Dallas-based health system's debt rating boosted
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 20, 2007

Severance payments drag down West Penn earnings
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 20, 2007
Physicians
Study: MDs mum on breast cancer options
AP/Yahoo News, December 21, 2007
Health Plans
Nashville-based Healthways signs 5-year deal with Colorado health plan
The Tennessean, December 21, 2007

Video: The New Rainmakers
Nursing staff shifting from cost center to profit center. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning, this video also features the week's top healthcare news stories.] HealthLeaders Media
December 20, 2007

Magazine: 07 Top Leadership Teams: The Traits of Winning Leadership
Healthcare leans on its individuals. Superstar CEOs clog the speaker's circuit--some so often that you wonder who's really running those top-notch organizations behind the scenes. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 13, 2007

Audio: The Science of Sleep
Phil Pin, senior vice president for administration and CFO of ProHealth Physicians, Inc., discusses the financial decision-making process for adding a sleep apnea service line to his 200-physician primary care practice. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders News
December 20, 2007

Happy Holidays!
From all of us at HealthLeaders Media, Happy Holidays. HealthLeaders Media Daily News will take Monday and Tuesday off, but will return with a new issue on Dec. 26.





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