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Cincinnati hospital defends practices, suit could cost $400 million
Cincinnati Enquirer, April 4, 2008
McCain camp working out healthcare details
Boston Globe, April 4, 2008
Michigan-based system may cut managers, merge programs
Detroit Free Press, April 3, 2008
Medical malpractice legislation passes Tennessee House
AP/The Tennessean, April 4, 2008
Nonprofit hospitals, once for the poor, strike it rich
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 4, 2008

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Today's Sections

Legal
Cincinnati hospital defends practices, suit could cost $400 million
Cincinnati Enquirer, April 4, 2008

Senator has questions on Amgen anemia drug rebates
Reuters, April 4, 2008
Business
Michigan-based system may cut managers, merge programs
Detroit Free Press, April 3, 2008

Beaumont Hospitals asks Michigan for approval of $204 million expansion
Detroit Free Press, April 3, 2008

Nonprofit hospitals, once for the poor, strike it rich
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 4, 2008

Novant Health earns $204 million in 2007
Charlotte Observer, April 4, 2008

Summa Health System recruits 26 Ohio cardiologists
Akron Beacon-Journal, April 3, 2008
Election 2008
McCain camp working out healthcare details
Boston Globe, April 4, 2008
State/Local Government
Medical malpractice legislation passes Tennessee House
AP/The Tennessean, April 4, 2008

Partnership covers healthcare for 5,000 uninsured Birmingham children
Birmingham News, April 4, 2008

Kansas Board of Healing Arts director, general counsel resign
Kansas City Star, April 3, 2008

Health insurance rule taken out of Iowa bill
Des Moines Register, April 4, 2008
Trends
Report: Hospitalization rates for some Pennsylvania HMO patients rise
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 2008
Health Plans
Connecticut agency Web site shows insurers' fines, violations
Hartford Courant, April 4, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Blood racket drained poor Indian workers
AP/Yahoo News, April 4, 2008

Commentary: Going from Good to Great
As I reviewed entries for this year's Top Leadership Teams, I was reminded that the biggest hurdle for many community hospitals is simply getting started. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
April 2, 2008

Contributed Feature: Physicians Offer Insights on Practicing Rural Medicine
It is no secret that enticing doctors to work in rural areas is challenging at best. HealthLeaders contributor David Roush dispels common myths about practicing medicine in rural America, and offers four steps to attract physicians to these regions and keep them there. David Roush, for HealthLeaders Media
April 2, 2008

Magazine: I Have to Learn This, Too?
Why healthcare executives major in leadership and minor in everything else. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
March 13, 2008

Audio: Physician Satisfaction Online
Kathy Divis, president of Greystone.Net, talks about how hospitals can use different new media methods to reach out to medical staff and referring physicians. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
April 2, 2008





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