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Top Stories
Deaths in Sacramento County ERs sparking concern
Sacramento Bee, September 2, 2008
Florida to detail plan for 4 million uninsured adults
Orlando Sentinel, September 2, 2008
Grassley seeks information about hospital with ties to the Obamas
Washington Post, September 3, 2008
Curbing antibiotic use in war on superbugs
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 3, 2008
Georgia rates poorly in hospital deaths
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 3, 2008

Spotlight: Help the Uninsured (Without Going Broke) The number of people who can't pay much—or anything—for their care just keeps rising. Some hospitals have found new ways to help them while still protecting the financial health of the hospital. Read More

Today's Sections

Hospital News
Deaths in Sacramento County ERs sparking concern
Sacramento Bee, September 2, 2008

Curbing antibiotic use in war on superbugs
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 3, 2008

Georgia rates poorly in hospital deaths
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 3, 2008

Hundreds of Louisiana hospital patients could be evacuated
AP/Yahoo News, September 3, 2008
State/Local Government
Florida to detail plan for 4 million uninsured adults
Orlando Sentinel, September 2, 2008
Federal Government
Grassley seeks information about hospital with ties to the Obamas
Washington Post, September 3, 2008
Business
Wichita, KS-based medical center opens revamped neonatal unit
Wichita Business Journal, September 3, 2008

Parking to grow with Woodbury, MN, hospital
Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 3, 2008

Christiana Care plans center north of Wilmington, DE
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, September 3, 2008

Novant will present plans for North Carolina hospital during forum
Raleigh News & Observer, September 2, 2008
Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield buys Florida Health Care for $85 million
Orlando Business Journal, September 3, 2008

Price strategy puts WellPoint in bind
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 3, 2008

Health plans: Consumer-driven programs fall out of favor in Iowa
Des Moines Register, September 2, 2008
Trends
Companies offering on-site healthcare
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 3, 2008
Marketing
The doctor is out of Lipitor ad campaign
Chicago Tribune, September 3, 2008

Commentary: Can a CEO Mentor a Nurse?
Mentoring programs offer senior leaders an opportunity to break down silos and foster a team atmosphere across the organization. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
August 29, 2008

Audio: The Source of Bad Debt
Finance Editor Phil Betbeze talks with Earl Winter, CEO of nTelagent Inc., whose company recently ran a test of aged trial balance analyses for some of their customers. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
September 2, 2008

Contributed Feature: Connect Branding to the Bottom Line, Part 1
In healthcare's highly competitive marketplace, your brand has to be developed into something extraordinary. In Part 1 of a two-part series, HealthLeaders Media contributor Gabrielle DeTora outlines a plan for CFOs to measure true return on investment from your marketing team's efforts. Next week, DeTora will go through steps to improve ROI once you're able to measure it. Gabrielle DeTora, for HealthLeaders Media
September 2, 2008

Commentary: Wellness Not Just For Patients
Given the nature of the work, the healthcare industry and healthcare professionals should be on the vanguard of employer-sponsored wellness initiatives. But this is not always true. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
September 2, 2008





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