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Plan for New Orleans hospitals draws outcry
New York Times, November 26, 2008
West Columbia, SC, medical center wants permit for angioplasties
The State, November 25, 2008
Manchester (CT) Memorial to settle Medicare overbilling case
Hartford Courant, November 26, 2008
New Jersey hospitals struggled before downturn, report says
Philadelphia Business Journal, November 25, 2008
Northwestern Memorial Hospital apologizes for mammogram wait
Chicago Tribune, November 26, 2008

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Plan for New Orleans hospitals draws outcry
New York Times, November 26, 2008

San Francisco Health Commission wants fewer budget cuts
San Francisco Chronicle, November 26, 2008

Connecticut officials reach truce in healthcare plan dispute
Hartford Courant, November 26, 2008
Business
West Columbia, SC, medical center wants permit for angioplasties
The State, November 25, 2008

Two renal dialysis companies will merge
The Tennessean, November 26, 2008

Housing rout cuts off source of funds to pay medical bills
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 26, 2008

Downturn spreads to Milwaukee-area healthcare
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, November 25, 2008
Legal
Manchester (CT) Memorial to settle Medicare overbilling case
Hartford Courant, November 26, 2008

Bayer Healthcare in $97.5 million kickback settlement
Reuters/Yahoo News, November 26, 2008
Hospital News
New Jersey hospitals struggled before downturn, report says
Philadelphia Business Journal, November 25, 2008

Northwestern Memorial Hospital apologizes for mammogram wait
Chicago Tribune, November 26, 2008

Texas hospitals work to speed up their response times to heart attacks
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 25, 2008
Health Plans
A fee change by Blue Cross/Blue Shield cuts deep
Washington Post, November 26, 2008

A third of Medicare clients unfamiliar with benefits
HealthDay/Washington Post, November 26, 2008
Technology
Submitting to the science of prevention
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 26, 2008

Researchers find poor use of pumps for ailing hearts
New York Times, November 26, 2008
Trends
New cases of cancer decline in the United States
New York Times, November 26, 2008
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Commentary: Good Thing Hospitals Are Closing
This is what happens in a recession: We, as a country, retreat from our profligate ways and find new discipline that will serve us well when we come out of the economic malaise. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
November 17, 2008

Magazine: Why Nurses Quit
Competitive pay and flexible scheduling are fine, but an ineffective nurse manager can cripple your nurse retention efforts. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 2008

Audio: Global Winner on Teamwork
Chatree Duangnet, MD, CEO of Bangkok Hospital, talks about leading his system through changing from regional to international accreditation standards. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
November 11, 2008

Contributed Feature: Quality: It's All About the Bike
We've got it all wrong as to what constitutes "healthcare quality," says contributor Morley Robbins. Robbins says our mistake is in thinking that quality is a unicycle—a singularly focused discipline that measures and seeks to improve the caliber of our clinical and technical processes, thus assuring superior patient outcomes. And while these clinically oriented processes and investments are centrally important to improved patient care delivery, this singular focus compromises the real depth of what determines "quality"—particularly as it relates to patients, their families, and caregivers. Morley Robbins, for HealthLeaders Media
November 20, 2008





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