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Louisiana hospital settles case for $3.3 million
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 21, 2008
Woman never saw doctor after 19 hours in Dallas ER
Dallas Morning News, October 21, 2008
An eroding model for health insurance
Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2008
Southern Wake County, NC, pushes for hospitals
Raleigh News & Observer, October 21, 2008
University of Minnesota Medical School: Ban all gifts to doctors
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 21, 2008

Spotlight: Pilot Testing A partnership with six physician practices helps a Missouri hospital test a care delivery model one patient at a time. Read More

Today's Sections

Legal
Louisiana hospital settles case for $3.3 million
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 21, 2008

Woman never saw doctor after 19 hours in Dallas ER; hospital defends fee
Dallas Morning News, October 21, 2008
State/Local Government
Southern Wake County, NC, pushes for hospitals
Raleigh News & Observer, October 21, 2008
Physicians
University of Minnesota Medical School plan: Ban all gifts to doctors
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 21, 2008

Medicare project rewards clinic for quality, efficiency
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, October 21, 2008

How doctors can avoid perilous patient 'hand offs'
Wall Street Journal (Blog), October 21, 2008
Health Plans
An eroding model for health insurance
Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2008
Business
Competition, patient demand are fueling growth in after-hours clinics
Kansas City Star, October 21, 2008

County in talks to extend Duke's lease at Durham (NC) Regional
Raleigh News & Observer, October 21, 2008

Nashville hospital expands its medical reach
The Tennessean, October 21, 2008

Vanderbilt buys sites to expand children's hospital
The Tennessean, October 21, 2008

Pediatrix Medical Group acquires Akron Neonatology
Miami Herald, October 21, 2008
Trends
Newborns get private rooms at Children's Hospital Central California
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, October 21, 2008

Seattle hospital thinks young for its workers
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 21, 2008

Minorities more likely to die in ER
HealthDay/Washington Post, October 21, 2008
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Live From MGMA: Leadership Complications
Every leader has different comfort zones—types of problems they are better at dealing with than others. Effective leaders are able to respond to context and varying levels of complexity in medical practices, said Alan Winkler, vice president of clinic operations for St. Vincent Health System during an MGMA breakout session. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
October 20, 2008

Live From MGMA: Surviving and Thriving
These are tough times for medical groups, and the MGMA annual conference in San Diego kicked off with an acknowledgment of that harsh reality. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
October 20, 2008

Commentary: What Skills Do CEOs Need to Be Successful Today?
I'm in Chicago today at our Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare conference, so I thought it was only fitting to examine what traits and skill sets CEOs need to be successful in the current healthcare environment. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
October 17, 2008

Audio: Live From Top Leadership Teams: Creating a Clinic
Carilion Clinic CEO Edward Murphy, MD, and COO Nancy Howell Agee talk about transforming their system into a clinic model. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 17, 2008





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