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Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut Health Center discuss merger
Hartford Courant, November 24, 2008
Proposed merger of California healthcare union draws intense protest
Los Angeles Times, November 24, 2008
Long Island College Hospital teeters on the brink of bankruptcy
New York Times, November 24, 2008
HCA Virginia hospital hearing attracts hundreds
Washington Post, November 24, 2008
Studies say private Medicare plans have added costs, for little gain
New York Times, November 24, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut Health Center discuss merger
Hartford Courant, November 24, 2008

Proposed merger of California healthcare union draws intense protest
Los Angeles Times, November 24, 2008

HCA Virginia hospital hearing attracts hundreds
Washington Post, November 24, 2008

Hastings, MN, hospital workers to begin two-day strike
Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 24, 2008
Finance
Long Island College Hospital teeters on the brink of bankruptcy
New York Times, November 24, 2008

Boca Raton (FL) Community Hospital chief executive looks for turnaround
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, November 24, 2008
Federal Government
Studies say private Medicare plans have added costs, for little gain
New York Times, November 24, 2008
State/Local Government
Plans for new LSU-VA hospital campus expected
New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 24, 2008

Connecticut governor calls out critics of Charter Oak health plan
Hartford Courant, November 24, 2008

Doctors question Nevada Medicaid cuts
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, November 24, 2008

Planners okay medical building for Wesley Chapel, FL, hospital
St. Petersburg Times, November 21, 2008
Technology
For world's sick, care via e-mail
Washington Post, November 24, 2008

Tech looks to raise bets on healthcare
Reuters/Yahoo News, November 24, 2008

Maryland health officials track flu with e-mail queries
Baltimore Sun, November 21, 2008
Commentary
Commentary: Five myths on our sick healthcare system
Washington Post, November 21, 2008
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Commentary: Safety Is In the Eye of the Beholder
Patient safety is of the utmost importance for hospitals. But when different parts of the organization have different perceptions about it's safety culture, even a well-intentioned program can be undermined. Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
November 20, 2008

Audio: Healthcare in a Time for Change
Will a new era be a time of historic change in healthcare? HealthLeaders Media asked U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, Alegent Health CEO Wayne Sensor and North Shore-LIJ Health System CEO Michael Dowling to share their hopes. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
November 10, 2008

Magazine: Warning Signs
What will some recent ominous headlines mean for the future of healthcare? Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 2008

Contributed Feature: Service Line Management: Three Principles That Separate the Winners from the Losers
Three key strategies to effective service line management are skillful leadership, clear goals and accountability, and results measurement. Unfortunately, those are the areas that hospitals and health systems struggle with the most, says HealthLeaders contributor Keith T. Pryor. Keith T. Pryor, for HealthLeaders Media
November 21, 2008





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