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Georgia hospitals, insurers likely to avoid new fees
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 23, 2009
Legislators: Just close Farmington, CT, hospital
Hartford Courant, February 23, 2009
Groups urge easier enrollment after expansion of Texas health insurance for kids
Dallas Morning News, February 23, 2009
Recession complicates healthcare recruiting
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 23, 2009
Obama zeroes in on healthcare coverage with stimulus signed
Bloomberg/Yahoo News, February 23, 2009

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Today's Sections

Business
Georgia hospitals, insurers likely to avoid new fees
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 23, 2009

Recession complicates healthcare recruiting
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 23, 2009

Hernando County, FL, hospitals feel pressure as unemployment rises, medical coverage declines
St. Petersburg Times, February 23, 2009

Clayton County, GA, hospital fights to recover
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 23, 2009

Ventas closes sale of Kentucky hospital
Chicago Tribune, February 23, 2009
State/Local Government
Legislators: Just close Farmington, CT, hospital
Hartford Courant, February 23, 2009

Gov. Sebelius, Kansas GOP fight over healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, February 23, 2009
Health Plans
Groups urge easier enrollment after expansion of Texas health insurance for kids
Dallas Morning News, February 23, 2009
Federal Government
Sebelius: No talks with Obama about health post
AP/Yahoo News, February 23, 2009

Obama zeroes in on healthcare coverage with stimulus signed
Bloomberg/Yahoo News, February 23, 2009

Obama names nurse to head healthcare access agency
AP/Yahoo News, February 23, 2009

Tennessee governor believes he isn't a candidate for Obama's health secretary
The Tennessean, February 23, 2009
Physicians
Doctors often take the decider role, to patients' detriment
USA Today, February 23, 2009

Most fertility clinics break the rules
AP/Yahoo News, February 23, 2009

Kentucky doctors' group plans brain disease center
Louisville Courier-Journal, February 20, 2009
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Industry Survey 2009: Docs Wanted
The physician shortage and associated recruiting difficulties are negatively affecting healthcare delivery all over the United States. But the challenge is particularly acute in rural areas. More than 47% of CEOs at rural healthcare organizations surveyed by HealthLeaders Media say the physician shortage is having a "strongly negative" impact on their operations, compared with 25.3% of CEOs in nonrural areas. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 2009

Commentary: With Costs Taken Care Of, It's Time for EHR Adoption
With a stroke of his pen, President Barack Obama on Tuesday effectively eliminated physicians' biggest barrier to widespread EHR adoption. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
February 19, 2009

Lead Time Blog: Economic Collapse as a Change Agent
In this post on our Lead Time blog, Baton Rouge General Medical Center President and CEO Bill Holman says the recession leaves healthcare organizations no choice but to drastically change their whole care delivery process. HealthLeaders Media
February 19, 2009

Magazine: Cause and Effect
Sure, your HR group keeps track of turnover and cost-per-hire rates. But can it demonstrate how the department affects the organization's financial results? John Commins, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 4, 2009





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