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Libertyville, IL, medical center to pay $36 million fine to settle fraud allegations
Chicago Tribune, December 2, 2008
Los Angeles County Supervisor to make reopening King-Harbor Hospital top priority
Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2008
Economy likely to move up Medicare's insolvency
AP/Yahoo News, December 2, 2008
Managed healthcare plan unveiled for Louisiana's poor
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 2, 2008
Broader medical refusal rule may go far beyond abortion
Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2008

Spotlight: Parkland Redux Back in July, I was skeptical that Parkland Health System in Dallas could convince local voters to fund a portion of a new hospital in a bad economy. Boy was I wrong. Read More

Today's Sections

Legal
Libertyville, IL, medical center to pay $36 million fine to settle fraud allegations
Chicago Tribune, December 2, 2008
State/Local Government
Los Angeles County Supervisor to make reopening King-Harbor Hospital top priority
Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2008

Managed healthcare plan unveiled for Louisiana's poor
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 2, 2008

Blues, Michigan AG continue health insurance fight
AP/Chicago Tribune, December 2, 2008

Placerville, CA, council clears way for hospital expansion
Sacramento Bee, December 1, 2008
Federal Government
Economy likely to move up Medicare's insolvency
AP/Yahoo News, December 2, 2008

Broader medical refusal rule may go far beyond abortion
Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2008
Physicians
Arrogant, abusive, and disruptive (and a doctor)
New York Times, December 2, 2008

Do photos help doctors see patients better?
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 2, 2008

Cardiologists debate expensive heart scans
New York Times, December 2, 2008
Business
Residents appeal Seattle Children's Hospital review
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 2, 2008

Economy cuts into cosmetic procedures
USA Today, December 2, 2008

Durham County, NC, OKs extending hospital lease with Duke
Raleigh News & Observer, December 1, 2008

New head of Morton Plant Mease Health Care must navigate tough times
St. Petersburg Times, December 1, 2008

Discount healthcare?
Miami Herald, December 1, 2008

Many lament closing of Aliquippa, PA, clinic
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 1, 2008
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Commentary: Unhappy Docs Provide Roadmap for Recruiting, Retention
A just-released and comprehensive survey of more than 12,000 primary care physicians in the United States found America's primary care physicians are very, very unhappy. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
December 1, 2008

Audio: Device Dysfunctionality
John Bardis, chairman, president and CEO of MedAssets, discusses a variety of issues facing healthcare. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 1, 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

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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