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Hospital juggernaut adding three properties in California
Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2008
Louisiana hospitals may need to cut back
New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 3, 2008
Massachusetts health insurance gains detailed
Boston Globe, June 3, 2008
Survey of medical schools is critical of perks
New York Times, June 3, 2008
Hospitals put patients' debt up for auction
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 3, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Hospital juggernaut adding three properties in California
Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2008

Hospitals put patients' debt up for auction
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 3, 2008

San Diego hospital wing's opening delayed again
San Diego Union-Tribune, June 3, 2008

Closed meetings at Louisiana hospital rapped
New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 2, 2008
State/Local Government
Louisiana hospitals may need to cut back
New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 3, 2008

California legislators revive plans to expand healthcare insurance
Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2008

New Jersey governor's copay plan assailed
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, June 3, 2008

Illinois health bill could bring in $51 million a year for Cook County
Chicago Tribune, June 3, 2008
Health Plans
Massachusetts health insurance gains detailed
Boston Globe, June 3, 2008

Five percent of Massachusetts taxpayers uninsured, some fined
AP/Yahoo News, June 3, 2008
Physicians
Survey of medical schools is critical of perks
New York Times, June 3, 2008

Rising number of temporary doctors
Chicago Tribune, June 3, 2008
Trends
Hospitalized kids get too many infections, study finds
St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Seattle Times, June 3, 2008
Leadership
New West Penn CEO reorganizes top staff
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 2, 2008
Technology
Rochester, NH, hospital to start online scheduling system
Boston Globe, June 2, 2008

Commentary: The Truth About Cross-Subsidization
Cross subsidization isn't difficult to understand. But it only works if you're making enough margin on the profitable services so that you can continue as a going concern. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
June 2, 2008

Audio: Community Relations
Julie Wright, CEO of Sound Family Medicine, a 28-provider practice in Puyallup, WA, discusses the importance of understanding current and future patient needs and disease trends within a community or service area. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
May 2008

Magazine: Togetherness Factor
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems promotes a vision of shared clinical data—even with its competitors. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
May 2008

Contributed Feature: Ask These Questions Prior to an Acquisition
Healthcare industry mergers and acquisitions have achieved record-high volumes since the fourth quarter of 2007. But approximately two-thirds of recent mergers and acquisitions across all industries failed to achieve their anticipated results, and of those, one-third actually destroyed value. HealthLeaders Media contributor Richard Quinlan says such mistakes can be avoided through 10 simple questions that need to be asked throughout the consideration process involving a merger or acquisition. Richard Quinlan, for HealthLeaders Media
May 19, 2008





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