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As Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center nears opening, disputes persist
Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2008
Plan to revive Boston hospital unveiled
Boston Globe, May 23, 2008
Agency to look for owner for hospitals in Prince George's County, MD
Washington Post, May 23, 2008
Residents of Sun City Center, FL, continue fight to keep South Bay Hospital
St. Petersburg Times, May 23, 2008
Anthem, OhioHealth join others in posting quality, price data
Business First of Columbus, May 22, 2008

Spotlight: Globalization: Get Over It Three words for those worried about the recent prediction medical travel will siphon billions of dollars from the U.S. healthcare system: Get over it. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
As Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center nears opening, disputes persist
Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2008

Plan to revive Boston hospital unveiled
Boston Globe, May 23, 2008

Geisinger Health System plans Aug. 4 opening for $35 million PA facility
AP/Denver Post, May 23, 2008

Blue Shield of California Foundation gives out $12.3 million
East Bay Business Times, May 23, 2008
State/Local Government
Agency to look for owner for hospitals in Prince George's County, MD
Washington Post, May 23, 2008

Officials say Connecticut governor should sign health partnership bill
Hartford Courant, May 23, 2008
Community Hospitals
Residents of Sun City Center, FL, continue fight to keep South Bay Hospital
St. Petersburg Times, May 23, 2008
Trends
Anthem, OhioHealth join others in posting quality, price data
Business First of Columbus, May 22, 2008

Blue Foundation launches $8 million Florida study of child obesity
John Commins, for Florida HealthFlash, May 22, 2008

Wisconsin employers want more health price info, survey finds
The Business Journal of Milwaukee, May 23, 2008

Monitors urged for all with high blood pressure
AP/Yahoo News, May 23, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Japan taps foreign nurses in labor squeeze
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 23, 2008
Health Plans
Cleveland Clinic forum examines solutions to health insurance gap
Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 23, 2008

Health policies to be studied in Michigan
Detroit Free Press, May 22, 2008
Federal Government
New safety program to monitor Medicare drug use
AP/Yahoo News, May 23, 2008

Audio: Community Relations
Julie Wright, CEO of Sound Family Medicine, a 28-provider practice in Puyallup, WA, discusses the importance of understanding current and future patient needs and disease trends within a community or service area. Hear more about Wright's strategies June 12 during a HealthLeaders Media audioconference, Marketing Your Physician Practice: A Guide to Growth. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
May 22, 2008

Magazine: Undue Influence?
As scrutiny of pharmaceutical companiesí relationships with providers intensifies, should your hospital immunize itself against pharma marketing? Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Magazine
May 2008

Contributed Feature: Ask These Questions Prior to an Acquisition
Healthcare industry mergers and acquisitions have achieved record-high volumes since the fourth quarter of 2007. But approximately two-thirds of recent mergers and acquisitions across all industries failed to achieve their anticipated results, and of those, one-third actually destroyed value. HealthLeaders Media contributor Richard Quinlan says such mistakes can be avoided through 10 simple questions that need to be asked throughout the consideration process involving a merger or acquisition. Richard Quinlan, for HealthLeaders Media
May 19, 2008

Contributed Feature: Is a Tidal Wave About to Wipe Out the Healthcare Sector?
Many hospitals and healthcare facilities have come face-to-face with the reality that factors largely out of their control, like insurance reimbursement and government funding, will ultimately determine whether they survive—perhaps in a different form with a new owner or in a downsized facility—or shut down. This environment creates huge challenges for chief executive officers to stay one step ahead of the executioner. Michael Sandnes, for HealthLeaders Media
May 21, 2008





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