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Florida Hospital Orlando set to open 15-story state-of-the-art medical facility
Orlando Sentinel, November 20, 2008
UPMC's risky drive for revenue
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 21, 2008
Nurses at Independence, MO-based Centerpoint seek to leave union
Kansas City Business Journal, November 20, 2008
Hunter out, Wiebking in as Provena Health CEO
Chicago Tribune, November 21, 2008
Kaiser Permanente gets perfect four-star rating on HMO score card
Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Florida Hospital Orlando set to open 15-story state-of-the-art medical facility
Orlando Sentinel, November 20, 2008

UPMC's risky drive for revenue
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 21, 2008

Hunter out, Wiebking in as Provena Health CEO
Chicago Tribune, November 21, 2008

Clarian Health-Ball Memorial Hospital merger approved
Indianapolis Star, November 21, 2008
Hospital News
Nurses at Independence, MO-based Centerpoint seek to leave union
Kansas City Business Journal, November 20, 2008

Regents OK transfer of UCI pediatric patients to Orange County, CA, hospital
Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2008
Health Plans
Kaiser Permanente gets perfect four-star rating on HMO score card
Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2008

Most uninsured kids in Tennessee are from working families
The Tennessean, November 21, 2008
Federal Government
Town hall meetings on fixing U.S. healthcare system
San Francisco Chronicle, November 21, 2008

This time around, healthcare revamp has wings
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 21, 2008

Tom Daschle's blueprint for health reform
Wall Street Journal (blog), November 21, 2008
State/Local Government
Pennsylvania senators oppose Blues insurance merger
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, November 21, 2008

Pennsylvania officials say they hope to avoid cuts in Medicaid
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 20, 2008

Sutter Health seeks city approval for Elk Grove, CA, hospital
Sacramento Bee, November 20, 2008
Legal
Three doctors sentenced to prison in healthcare fraud
AP/Miami Herald, November 21, 2008
Trends
Colorectal cancer treatment costs vary widely
HealthDay/Washington Post, November 21, 2008
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Commentary: Are You Ready for Some Marketing Magic?
If, like me, you're curious about what's next for healthcare marketing, you're probably keeping an eye on Florida Hospital's plans to open the Disney Children's Hospital in 2010. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
November 19, 2008

Commentary: Obama's a Great Unknown for Rural Health
Will President-elect Barack Obama be a plus or a minus for rural healthcare? John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
November 19, 2008

Commentary: Health Insurers Take Bite Out of Dental
Offering dental benefits not only helps health plans maintain customers, it also allows them to take a more holistic approach to their members and gives them more predictability and a lower risk than medical. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
November 19, 2008

Contributed Feature: Secrets of Hospitalist Practice Success: A Decade of Learning
Contributor David Bowman, MD, executive director of IPC-Tucson, IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc., discusses what he has learned in 10 years at one of the first multi-physician hospitalist practices in the country. David Bowman, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
November 20, 2008





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