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Study: California HMOs raked in $4 billion in profits
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, June 24, 2008
Lawsuit by neonatologist against HCA Midwest goes to court
Kansas City Star, June 23, 2008
Error puts 16,000 Massachusetts residents in dark about benefits
Boston Globe, June 24, 2008
Clayton, NC, could get a hospital of its own
Raleigh News & Observer, June 23, 2008
Patients rarely use online ratings to pick physicians
American Medical News, June 24, 2008

Spotlight: The Case for Palliative Care As the population ages and patients get sicker, palliative medicine is increasingly recognized as a way to both improve patient care and save valuable hospital resources. Read More

Today's Sections

Health Plans
Study: California HMOs raked in $4 billion in profits
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, June 24, 2008

Rising employer premiums threaten health coverage in Washington state, AARP finds
Seattle Times, June 24, 2008
Legal
Lawsuit by neonatologist against HCA Midwest goes to court
Kansas City Star, June 23, 2008

Report: Ocoee, FL, hospital deficient in handling abuse allegations
Orlando Sentinel, June 23, 2008
State/Local Government
Error puts 16,000 Massachusetts residents in dark about benefits
Boston Globe, June 24, 2008

Illinois workers protest against proposed hike in healthcare costs
Chicago Tribune, June 24, 2008

Health museum to be built in Atlanta
Miami Herald, June 24, 2008
Business
Clayton, NC, could get a hospital of its own
Raleigh News & Observer, June 23, 2008

Donors give $1-million to Florida hospital
St. Petersburg Times, June 24, 2008

Marrero, LA-based hospital's board shifts course
New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 24, 2008

Progress: Several Johnson County, KS, hospitals expanding operations
Kansas City Star, June 23, 2008
Physicians
Patients rarely use online ratings to pick physicians
American Medical News, June 24, 2008
Trends
Medical care pricing a tangled web
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, June 23, 2008

Poorer patients have poorer survival after cancer diagnosis
HealthDay/Washington Post, June 24, 2008
Commentary
Do hospitalists improve hospital stays or increase risk?
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 24, 2008

Commentary: There's no 'I' in Med Rec
CEOs, while they care about patient safety, aren't always involved in the in-the-trenches work that goes on with different patient-safety initiatives. Except with medication reconciliation. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
June 20, 2008

Audio: From TLT: A Broad Spectrum
Rick Breon and Mike Freed, CEO and CFO, respectively, of Spectrum Health explain how Spectrum's 500,000-member health plan is useful in helping hold down healthcare prices in their region. HealthLeaders Media
June 23, 2008

Contributed Feature: A Glimpse at the Future of Pay for Performance
Contributor Tim Ward discusses Pay for Performance and his predictions for P4P's future. Timothy Ward, for HealthLeaders Media
June 20, 2008

Contributed Feature: Marketing: Not on your radar, but it should be
In other industries, marketing and finance work in tandem. Not so in healthcare-especially in hospitals, says HealthLeaders Media contributor Anthony Cirillo. Financial leaders need to understand that they, in many ways, affect marketing and public relations, and the CFO needs to be open to making the first approach, he says. Anthony Cirillo, for HealthLeaders Media
June 23, 2008





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