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Critics queasy over Illinois hospital mergers
Chicago Tribune, May 27, 2008
SEC backs healthcare balloting
New York Times, May 27, 2008
Tennessee healthcare firms renew interest in acquisitions
The Tennessean, May 27, 2008
Hospitals gain reprieve in Medicaid lawsuit
AP/Yahoo News, May 27, 2008
Hospitals, patients clash on privacy rights
San Francisco Chronicle, May 27, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Critics queasy over Illinois hospital mergers
Chicago Tribune, May 27, 2008

Tennessee healthcare firms renew interest in acquisitions
The Tennessean, May 27, 2008

Seattle medical center's $257 million expansion almost complete
Seattle Times, May 27, 2008

University of California hospital, campus workers authorize strike
San Francisco Chronicle, May 27, 2008

Ailing Southwest Atlanta Hospital reopens, but just barely
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 27, 2008

Nurses at Upland, PA, medical center vote to strike if new deal isn't struck
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, May 27, 2008

National nurse union joins fight against Virginia hospital
Washington Post, May 27, 2008

Texas-based JPS board seeks 'new direction' with interim chief
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 23, 2008
Federal Government
SEC backs healthcare balloting
New York Times, May 27, 2008
Legal
Hospitals gain reprieve in Medicaid lawsuit
AP/Yahoo News, May 27, 2008

TennCare patient wins experimental treatment as rare disease worsens
The Tennessean, May 27, 2008
Trends
Hospitals, patients clash on privacy rights
San Francisco Chronicle, May 27, 2008
State/Local Government
Push for stricter plastic surgery rules swells in California
Los Angeles Times, May 27, 2008

Connecticut AG says insurers couldn't unilaterally change state contracts
Hartford Courant, May 27, 2008

Austin, TX, struggles to care for mentally ill; ERs see result
Karen Branz Leach, for Texas Healthflash, May 23, 2008
Global Healthcare News
$1.85 fee to see a doctor? Some say it's too much
New York Times, May 27, 2008

Ties get the boot for British doctors
Hartford Courant, May 27, 2008
Health Plans
Nevada insurers targeting individual customers
Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 23, 2008
Commentary
Where have all the doctors gone?
Boston Globe, May 27, 2008

Audio: Analyzing Medicare
Bill Richburg, a former hospital CEO, CFO, and CIO, advises on how to accurately identify both overpayments and underpayments from Medicare to improve financial performance. Philip Betbeze
May 19, 2008

Commentary: 40 Days
Physicians have many questions on their minds as the July 1 deadline for the 10.6% reduction in Medicare payments draws near. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
May 22, 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

Magazine: Shared Success
Crafting a true partnership—often with a perceived competitor—is a complex task. Here's how some hospitals are doing it. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Magazine
May 9, 2008





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