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Video of dying patient being ignored spurs changes at Brooklyn hospital
New York Times, July 2, 2008
18 patients sue Duke University Health System over washed instruments
Raleigh News & Observer, July 1, 2008
Kennedy leads renewed effort on universal healthcare
Boston Globe, July 2, 2008
California sues Prime Healthcare over balance-billing practice
Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2008
Posting malpractice payout records evokes big outcry in North Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer, July 1, 2008

Spotlight: Weaning Your Hospital Off of Medicare A flood of baby boomers, reimbursement cuts, and increasingly ineffective cost-shifting solutions. How can your hospital maintain its level of service and its margin? It's time to get creative. Read More

Today's Sections

Legal
Video of dying patient being ignored spurs changes at Brooklyn hospital
New York Times, July 2, 2008

18 patients sue Duke University Health System over washed instruments
Raleigh News & Observer, July 1, 2008

Tape of ignored patient at Los Angeles hospital goes online
Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2008

Boston hospital: Forgers defrauded patients
Boston Globe, July 2, 2008

Central Florida Regional Hospital must pay $10,000 in baby abduction
Orlando Sentinel, July 1, 2008
Election 2008
Kennedy leads renewed effort on universal healthcare
Boston Globe, July 2, 2008
Business
Children's Hospital Oakland lays off 84 staff
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2, 2008

Silver Cross gets Illinois panel's OK for new hospital
Chicago Tribune, July 2, 2008

Nemours Foundation releases site plan for Florida children's hospital
Orlando Sentinel, July 1, 2008

Budget problems put Florida teaching hospital on hold
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, July 1, 2008
Physicians
Posting malpractice payout records evokes big outcry in North Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer, July 1, 2008

Dueling ads pressure Congress on Medicare
AP/Washington Post, July 2, 2008

Officials hope new residency program keeps doctors in South Florida
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, July 1, 2008
State/Local Government
Healthy San Francisco still working out kinks
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2, 2008

California sues Prime Healthcare over balance-billing practice
Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2008

Pennsylvania healthcare cost council takes political hit
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 2, 2008

Maryland patching together expanded coverage for the low-income uninsured
Baltimore Sun, July 1, 2008

Audio: Marketing to Boomers
Tom Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ, discusses how the hospital's partnership with a nationally-known celebrity chef helps attract baby boomers. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
July 1, 2008

Magazine: A Call Coverage Alternative
Think your hospital can't afford to hire specialists to cover call? Take a closer look. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Magazine
June 13, 2008

Commentary: Not-So-Fair Competition?
Some hospitals and systems undoubtedly will suffer from any action that reduces their reimbursement or allows more competition in such a highly regulated industry. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
June 23, 2008

Audio: Inaccuracies and Inadequacies
S. Lee Miller, MD, the lead author of a study that examined recorded medical histories of patients admitted to emergency rooms in rural areas, talks about how inaccuracies in medical records lead to inadequate care. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
June 26, 2008





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