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Staff, patients scramble at Oakland, CA, hospital after sudden layoffs
San Francisco Chronicle, July 3, 2008
HCA hires Children's National Medical Center to help with embattled hospital
Washington Post, July 3, 2008
New health reform group to spend $40 million
New York Times, July 3, 2008
European plan would expand healthcare access within the bloc
New York Times, July 3, 2008
UnitedHealth cuts 4,000 jobs and 2008 outlook
AP/Yahoo News, July 3, 2008

Spotlight: In Healthcare, Every Penny Counts Your purse strings are about to get tighter with likely reimbursement cuts. So how do you plan to offset those losses? Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Staff, patients scramble at Oakland, CA, hospital after sudden layoffs
San Francisco Chronicle, July 3, 2008

HCA hires Children's National Medical Center to help with embattled hospital
Washington Post, July 3, 2008

New CEO of troubled Atlanta hospital expected to be named soon
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 3, 2008

Houston Has 524 Fewer Hospital Beds After River Oaks Closure
Kathryn Mackenzie, for Texas Healthflash, July 2, 2008

Illinois OKs transfer of St. Francis Hospital ownership
Chicago Tribune, July 3, 2008

Ohio-based Summa Health System takes over Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital
Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 2, 2008

Studies plot healthcare in New Orleans East
New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 3, 2008
Federal Government
New health reform group to spend $40 million
New York Times, July 3, 2008
Global Healthcare News
European plan would expand healthcare access within the bloc
New York Times, July 3, 2008
State/Local Government
Some disciplined Los Angeles hospital workers still on the job
Los Angeles Times, July 3, 2008

More Indiana residents can buy into state's health plan
AP/Chicago Tribune, July 3, 2008

Michigan cancer plan wins state's initial OK
Detroit Free Press, July 2, 2008

Colorado Democrats revel in new healthcare laws
Denver Post, July 2, 2008
Health Plans
UnitedHealth cuts 4,000 jobs and 2008 outlook
AP/Yahoo News, July 3, 2008
Technology
Alabama rural health center among 4% of U.S. practices that manage records electronically
Birmingham News, July 2, 2008
Trends
St. Louis-area hospitals cut back diabetes education efforts
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 2, 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

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

Contributed Feature: Disruptive Innovation Takes Time
Contributor Richard Reece, MD, examines recent research about disruptive innovation in healthcare and considers the role of physician leadership in bringing about real change. Richard L. Reece, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
June 26, 2008





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