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Virginia providers brace for cuts in services for poor, elderly
Washington Post, October 27, 2008
Errors test openness at Beth Israel Deaconess
Boston Globe, October 27, 2008
Nashville General Hospital anticipates cash influx from city workers
The Tennessean, October 27, 2008
Hospitals ease ER crowding with ward beds in halls
AP/Yahoo News, October 27, 2008
Catholic Healthcare West CEO discusses the potential of healthcare reform
San Francisco Chronicle, October 27, 2008

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Virginia providers brace for cuts in services for poor, elderly
Washington Post, October 27, 2008
Hospital News
Errors test openness at Beth Israel Deaconess
Boston Globe, October 27, 2008

Hospitals ease ER crowding with ward beds in halls
AP/Yahoo News, October 27, 2008
Business
Nashville General Hospital anticipates cash influx from city workers
The Tennessean, October 27, 2008

Catholic Healthcare West CEO discusses the potential of healthcare reform
San Francisco Chronicle, October 27, 2008

Healthcare stocks take hit along with broader market
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 27, 2008

HealthSouth recovers $133 million in suit against investment bank UBS
Birmingham News, October 24, 2008
Election 2008
McCain health plan calls for shopping around
AP/Yahoo News, October 27, 2008

Businesses wary of details in Obama health plan
New York Times, October 27, 2008
Federal Government
Medicare officials to review insurers' commissions
AP/Yahoo News, October 27, 2008

Kennedy focuses from home on healthcare overhaul
AP/Yahoo News, October 27, 2008
Trends
A new approach to out-of-pocket medical costs
Hartford Courant, October 27, 2008
Physicians
Chicago doctor stands by ventures
Chicago Tribune, October 27, 2008

Quickly vetted, treatment is offered to patients
New York Times, October 27, 2008
Technology
Heart device maker recalls implant after five deaths
USA Today, October 27, 2008
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Commentary: Quality Data? What Quality Data?
Conventional wisdom says that the days of the passive patient are vanishingóconsumers are seeking quality comparison data before making care decisions. Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
October 23, 2008

Audio: Skills Every CEO Needs
Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, president and chief executive officer of the American College of Healthcare Executives, shares his philosophy on leadership and thoughts on what skills are a must-have for CEOs today. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
October 24, 2008

Contributed Feature: Strengthening the Physician-Hospital Relationship: 10 Keys to Success
An effective relationship with physicians is critical to the success of any hospital, and an effective relationship with hospitals is important to most physicians. Here are 10 ways to strengthen that relationship. Jesse O. Weatherly, III, FACHE, and Stephen C. Nyquist, for HealthLeaders Media
October 24, 2008

Audio: Bringing Patients and Staff Together
New York Presbyterian Hospital's John Flanagan discusses how to engage patients and staff in the Planetree's model of patient-centered care through gift giving. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 23, 2008





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