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Nuclear waste piles up at hospitals
AP/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 26, 2008
UCI Medical Center put under state supervision
Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2008
St. Luke's, UnitedHealthcare go their separate ways
Kansas City Star, September 26, 2008
California passes bill to curb staff outbreaks in hospitals
Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2008
Coordinated care should be top priority in healthcare reform
Florida Times-Union, September 26, 2008

Spotlight: Beyond Policies and Procedures

During the investigation that follows a sentinel event, hospital officials usually discover that a key safety step was overlooked, leading to error. But what happens when all protocols were followed?

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Today's Sections

Hospital News
Nuclear waste piles up at hospitals
AP/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 26, 2008

St. Luke's, UnitedHealthcare go their separate ways
Kansas City Star, September 26, 2008

UCI Medical Center put under state supervision
Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2008

Hospital board OKs plan to rebuild St. Luke's
San Francisco Chronicle, September 26, 2008
Election 2008
Coordinated care should be top priority in healthcare reform
Florida Times-Union, September 26, 2008
Health Plans
Medicare officials advise seniors to shop around
Chicago Tribune, September 26, 2008

Specialty drugs get more expensive
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, September 26, 2008
Leadership
Top health official ties firing to whistle-blowing
Des Moines Register, September 26, 2008

CEO selected for hospital set to open in 2009
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, September 26, 2008
Technology
Cell phones, cancer debated
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 26, 2008
State/Local Government
California passes bill to curb staff outbreaks in hospitals
Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2008

Government probes chelation-heart disease study
Denver Post, September 26, 2008
Physicians
Commentary: Taking Time for Empathy
New York Times, September 26, 2008

Commentary: From Marcus Welby to Gregory House
If physicians could be characterized solely based on television stereotypes, the difference between today's doctors and yesterday's would be stark. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
September 25, 2008

Audio: Time is right for CDH
Frank Hone, founder and CEO of Healthcentric Partners, Inc., a healthcare consumerism strategy and training company, talks about what is needed to educate a healthcare consumer and why the environment is right for consumer-driven healthcare. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
September 24, 2008

Audio: Expect the Best
Bob Allen, vice president for public relations and government affairs at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY, shares how his hospital's Expect the Best campaign helped the hospital grow its OB market share by 15%. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
July 29, 2008

Commentary: Staffing Crunch Threatens Healthcare
A recent story in the L.A. Times should send a shudder down the spine of any healthcare human resources professional already feeling the effects of the nation's physician and nurse staffing crunch. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
September 22, 2008





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