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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center profits take nose-dive
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 22, 2008
Maryland-based system board chair, nine others resign over dispute
Baltimore Sun, August 21, 2008
Tampa General Hospital faces Medicare sanctions
St. Petersburg Times, August 22, 2008
Fairview, Blue Cross of Minnesota sign new contract
Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 22, 2008
Insurance gap leads some elderly to forgo medicine
AP/Yahoo News, August 21, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center profits take nose-dive
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 22, 2008

Maryland-based system board chair, nine others resign over dispute
Baltimore Sun, August 21, 2008

GlaxoSmithKline to disclose grants to hospitals, patient groups
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 22, 2008

Florida hospital streamlines lung cancer care
St. Petersburg Times, August 21, 2008
Federal Government
Tampa General Hospital faces Medicare sanctions
St. Petersburg Times, August 22, 2008

HHS: Doctors can refuse to provide abortions
AP/Yahoo News, August 22, 2008
Health Plans
Fairview, Blue Cross of Minnesota sign new contract
Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 22, 2008

Insurance gap leads some elderly to forgo medicine
AP/Yahoo News, August 21, 2008

New Minnesota plan targets the older uninsured
Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 22, 2008
Election 2008
Obama camp has many ties to University of Chicago Medical Center
Washington Post, August 22, 2008
State/Local Government
FSSA seeking Medicaid expansion for pregnant women in Indiana
AP/Chicago Tribune, August 22, 2008

Cost of new mandate to extend coverage in Illinois remains in dispute
Chicago Tribune, August 21, 2008
Technology
Medical identity theft spreads
Chicago Tribune, August 22, 2008

Ecolab wants patients to be clean all over
Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 22, 2008
Physicians
Des Moines, IA, medical center addresses need for family doctors
Des Moines Register, August 21, 2008

Simulation training prepares Hopkins teams for emergencies
Baltimore Sun, August 21, 2008

Commentary: Healthcare's Dirty (Business) Secret
It's pretty rare that I have a hard time forming an opinion on any given topic, but I'm conflicted about the latest healthcare marketing controversy. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
August 20, 2008

Commentary: Physicians 1, DM 0
Many believe a recently implemented Physician Group Practice demonstration project could be the future of quality care. But where does that leave DM and MHS projects? Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
August 20, 2008

Audio: Marketing with Limited Resources
Deborah Chiaravalloti, vice president of public relations and marketing for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, MA, discusses how she increased top-of-mind awareness at her hospital from 17% to 68% in just two years. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
August 20, 2008

Magazine: Participation Required
A Chicago hospital overcomes its struggle to implement medication reconciliation by getting leaders truly on board. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Magazine
August 12, 2008





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