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As nominee trips, healthcare drive suffers a setback
New York Times, February 4, 2009
Inova competitor loses battle to build Virginia hospital
Washington Post, February 4, 2009
Proposal makes UConn Health Center, Hartford Hospital partners
Hartford Courant, February 4, 2009
Frankfort, IL, approves Silver Cross Hospital urgent-care site
Chicago Tribune, February 4, 2009
Los Angeles County reviewing health department workers' criminal records
Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2009

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Daschle withdraws as Obama's healthcare nominee
New York Times, February 3, 2009

As nominee trips, healthcare drive suffers a setback
New York Times, February 4, 2009

Administration is described as being at a loss after Daschle's withdrawal
Washington Post, February 4, 2009

House set to pass kids' health bill
AP/Yahoo News, February 4, 2009
State/Local Government
Inova competitor loses battle to build Virginia hospital
Washington Post, February 4, 2009

Proposal makes UConn Health Center, Hartford Hospital partners
Hartford Courant, February 4, 2009

Los Angeles County reviewing health department workers' criminal records
Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2009
Business
Frankfort, IL, approves Silver Cross Hospital urgent-care site
Chicago Tribune, February 4, 2009

Layoffs spike as recession rips through U.S.
AP/Yahoo News, February 4, 2009

Seattle-based Swedish Medical Center to lay off 200 workers
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 4, 2009

UnitedHealthcare signs deal with CT-based MidState Medical Center
Hartford Courant, February 4, 2009

More uninsured lean on low-cost care in Maryland
Baltimore Sun, February 3, 2009
Global Healthcare News
Injured man dies after rejection by 14 Japanese hospitals
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, February 4, 2009
Technology
Technology alone won't bring better healthcare
The Tennessean, February 4, 2009
Legal
Tampa doctor accused of damaging medical centers
St. Petersburg Times, February 3, 2009
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Commentary: Healthcare Hunkers Down to Weather Storm
We've been talking for months and years about a shortage of nurses and other healthcare workers. Well, that may change—at least for the short term. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
February 2, 2009

New! Lead Time Blog: Daschle Done In
Tom Daschle withdrew his name from consideration as head of HHS, saying that the effort needed someone who "can operate with the full faith of Congress." Basically saying that his credibility to push through reform of a healthcare system where millions of people can't afford basic care sounds less convincing from someone who made $5.2 million in consulting fees in two years, writes HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
February 3, 2009

Audio: Strategies to Improve the ED
Shawn Evans, MD, an attending emergency physician at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA, shares strategies to improve patient throughput and customer service in the ED. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
January 30, 2009

Contributed Feature: Radiology Management: Cost and Quality at the Crossroads of Patient Care (Part I)
Effective radiology testing requires facilitation, collaboration, and the use of new tools and communication channels. In this two-part series, contributor Marybeth Regan, PhD, describes eight dimensions of radiology management and explains how the concept can improve patient care. Marybeth Regan, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
February 3, 2009





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