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Top Stories
Former Cedars-Sinai employee held in identity theft, fraud
Los Angeles Times, December 23, 2008
Top hazards from medical devices in hospitals
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 23, 2008
Lloyd Noland Foundation wins $7.7 million suit against Tenet Healthcare
The Birmingham News, December 23, 2008
Right to learn hospital infection rates survives bid to stop it in legislature
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 23, 2008
Blue Cross, Zagat to rank doctors
Raleigh New & Observer, December 22, 2008

Spotlight: The Map to Improved Care is a Complex One The IHI is now following its 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaigns with an even broader initiative to help leaders sift through regulations that hinder care quality. Ambitious? Yes. Read More

Today's Sections

Health Plans
Blue Cross, Zagat to rank doctors
Raleigh New & Observer, December 22, 2008

Kids' Medicaid extended in several Texas counties
Houston Chronicle, December 23, 2008

Just 2 takers for new Ohio health insurance plan
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 23, 2008
Legal
Former Cedars-Sinai employee held in identity theft, fraud
Los Angeles Times, December 23, 2008

UnitedHealth settles SEC Options suit
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 22, 2008

Lloyd Noland Foundation wins $7.7 million suit against Tenet Healthcare
The Birmingham News, December 23, 2008
Hospital News
Many question new ratings of nursing homes
Houston Chronicle, December 23, 2008

Top hazards from medical devices in hospitals
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 22, 2008

Huntersville OKs expansion of Presbyterian Hospital
Charlotte Observer, December 23, 2008
Finance
LHC Group acquires Northwest Healthcare Alliance
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 23, 2008

Hospital 'hole in bucket' patched
Florida Times-Union, December 23, 2008
Leadership
Emory will punish psychiatrist Nemeroff
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 23, 2008
Federal Government
At house party on healthcare, the diagnosis is it's broken
New York Times, December 22, 2008

Right to learn hospital infection rates survives bid to stop it in legislature
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!
From all of us at HealthLeaders Media, have a happy and safe holiday. HealthLeaders Media Daily News will not publish December 24-26, but will be back on December 29.

Magazine: The Tough Road Ahead
President-elect Obama has plenty of ideas for reforming the healthcare system. But with a struggling economy and a ballooning deficit, how many proposals will actually become reality? John Commins, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 11, 2008

Audio: Sea Change With Hospital Debt
As hospitals have lost insurance on their bonds, investors are insisting that hospitals' debt be insured by their performance, says Thomas Royer, MD, president and CEO of Christus Health. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 15, 2008

Commentary: The Ghost of Healthcare Marketing Columns Past
The thing about writing columns that predict what will happen in the next 12 months is that, a year later, you have to go back and see how well—or how poorly, as the case may be—you did. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
December 17, 2008





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