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Advocate Health Care agrees to buy hospital in Libertyville, IL
Chicago Tribune, May 21, 2008
Government ads to show consumers how hospitals rate
AP/Yahoo News, May 21, 2008
Franklin County, NC, hospital appeals state's denial of its request to relocate
Raleigh News & Observer, May 21, 2008
Boston spine group moves to Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Boston Globe, May 21, 2008
Study: Med schools can boost rural physician supply
American Medical News, May 20, 2008

Spotlight: 'Stop promoting people!' (and even more surprises overheard in healthcare) Last week, I wrote about some of the surprises I'm hearing in healthcare when it comes to recruitment and retention. I heard a lot more about this subject over e-mail. Here's what readers had to say. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Advocate Health Care agrees to buy hospital in Libertyville, IL
Chicago Tribune, May 21, 2008

Boston spine group moves to Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Boston Globe, May 21, 2008

Children's Hospital buys more land in Chicago
Chicago Tribune, May 21, 2008

Columbia, SC, facility completes renovated children's hospital
The State, May 20, 2008

Florida Hospital creates own in-house radiology group
Orlando Sentinel, May 20, 2008
Federal Government
Government ads to show consumers how hospitals rate
AP/Yahoo News, May 21, 2008
State/Local Government
Franklin County, NC, hospital appeals state's denial of its request to relocate
Raleigh News & Observer, May 21, 2008

Connecticut Democrats press for small-business health plan
Hartford Courant, May 21, 2008

Rhode Island bill may cut health perk for lawmakers
Boston Globe, May 21, 2008

Florida governor signs autism health insurance coverage bill
Miami Herald, May 21, 2008

Dallas hospital will treat all moms-to-be
Dallas Morning News, May 21, 2008
Community Hospitals
Study: Med schools can boost rural physician supply
American Medical News, May 20, 2008
Legal
Illinois woman settles for $15 million in hospital malpractice suit
Chicago Tribune, May 21, 2008

Court rejects North Texas Specialty Physicians' appeal of FTC ruling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 20, 2008
Trends
Parents, doctors fight for space in Dallas neonatal nurseries
Dallas Morning News, May 21, 2008
Commentary
Even doctors guess at health charges
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 21, 2008

Audio: Legal Exchange
Attorney Steve Gravely discusses the key legal issues around exchange of patient information at the national level. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
May 20, 2008

Audio: Analyzing Medicare
Bill Richburg, a former hospital CEO, CFO, and CIO, advises on how to accurately identify both overpayments and underpayments from Medicare to improve financial performance. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
May 19, 2008

Magazine: Department Focus: Quality--Designed to Succeed
Using evidence-based design, an Atlanta hospital's ICU improves outcomes, staff satisfaction. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
May 2008

Contributed Feature: Ask These Questions Prior to an Acquisition
Healthcare industry mergers and acquisitions have achieved record-high volumes since the fourth quarter of 2007. But approximately two-thirds of recent mergers and acquisitions across all industries failed to achieve their anticipated results, and of those, one-third actually destroyed value. HealthLeaders Media contributor Richard Quinlan says such mistakes can be avoided through 10 simple questions that need to be asked throughout the consideration process involving a merger or acquisition. Richard Quinlan, for HealthLeaders Media
May 19, 2008





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