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Grady Memorial Hospital cuts were about 'culture' as well as costs
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 2, 2009
Nurses file lawsuit against Mercy Pittsburgh Health System
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 2009
Subsidized care costs Massachusetts $794 million
Boston Globe, April 2, 2009
Study finds many on Medicare return to hospital
New York Times, April 2, 2009
Health critic brings a past and a wallet
New York Times, April 2, 2009

Spotlight: New Zealand Attracts Patients by Taking Away the Stress of Medical Travel For some patients considering medical travel, concerns about the trip may outweigh the benefits. A company in New Zealand is working to allay those fears. Read More

Today's Sections

Hospital News
Grady Memorial Hospital cuts were about 'culture' as well as costs
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 2, 2009

Minnesota-based Fairview Health Services plans wage freeze
Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 2, 2009

Hospital of Central Connecticut seeks affiliation with Hartford Hospital
Hartford Courant, April 2, 2009

Clergy seek federal money to rescue Nashville General Hospital
The Tennessean, April 2, 2009
Legal
Nurses file lawsuit against Mercy Pittsburgh Health System
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 2009
State/Local Government
Subsidized care costs Massachusetts $794 million
Boston Globe, April 2, 2009

Florida Medicaid patients could join pilot project
AP/Miami Herald, April 2, 2009

Critics: CT governor's proposed Medicaid cuts go against spirit of stimulus
Hartford Courant, April 2, 2009

More concerns expressed regarding UConn Health Center, Hartford Hospital merger
Hartford Courant, April 2, 2009
Health Plans
Study finds many on Medicare return to hospital
New York Times, April 2, 2009

500,000 Californians lost health insurance, report says
San Francisco Chronicle, April 2, 2009
Federal Government
Health critic brings a past and a wallet
New York Times, April 2, 2009

House takes up a plan tied to healthcare overhaul
AP/Yahoo News, April 2, 2009
Physicians
Most teens are not getting preventive healthcare
HealthDay/USA Today, April 2, 2009

Doctors are opting out of Medicare
New York Times, April 2, 2009

Nine patients account for nearly 2,700 Texas ER visits
AP/Dallas Morning News, April 2, 2009

No one able to keep former Acton, MA, doctor's records
Boston Globe, April 2, 2009
Global Healthcare News
China reports hepatitis infections from hospital
New York Times, April 2, 2009
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Audio: Replacing Joints
Marshall Steele, MD, discusses trends in total joint care and offers a preview of the upcoming Webcast, Service Line Strategies 2009: Joint Replacement. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 31, 2009

Audio: Physician Leaders Survey
Max Reiboldt, CEO of The Coker Group, offers insights on the HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2009, discussing physician recruitment and retention trends. Sponsored by Eclipsys. HealthLeaders Media
March 2009

Contributed Feature: Three Types of Alignment for Better Payer-Provider Relations
The fundamental need in today's healthcare system is for the two largest constituents—payers and providers—to work together in alignment. It's time to shift the thinking and actions to the dynamic of how payers and providers work and interact with each other, writes Emad Rizk, MD, president of McKesson Health Solutions, in his new book, The New Era of Healthcare: Practical Strategies for Providers and Payer. Emad Rizk, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
April 1, 2009

Audio: Engage Physicians to Achieve Top Cardiac Care
Physician leaders discuss how to enhance quality in the cardiac service line: physician alignment, quality initiatives, and leadership strategies. [Sponsored by HealthGrades Clinical Excellence Research & Consulting] HealthLeaders Media
April 1, 2009





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