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West Penn Allegheny Health System posts $93.9 million operating loss
Pittsburgh Business Times, November 4, 2008
Pontiac, MI, hospital is reopened
Detroit Free Press, November 4, 2008
Northwestern HealthCare, Lake Forest (IL) Hospital in affiliation talks
Chicago Tribune, November 4, 2008
Court blocks White House push on Medicare expenses
New York Times, November 4, 2008
After epic presidential campaign, voters go to polls
New York Times, November 4, 2008

Spotlight: Philanthropy in Hard Times With tightening credit markets, healthcare facilities will need to rely on philanthropy more than ever. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
West Penn Allegheny Health System posts $93.9 million operating loss
Pittsburgh Business Times, November 4, 2008

Pontiac, MI, hospital is reopened
Detroit Free Press, November 4, 2008

Northwestern HealthCare, Lake Forest (IL) Hospital in affiliation talks
Chicago Tribune, November 4, 2008

Gallatin, TN-based Sumner Regional Medical Center plans 90 layoffs
The Tennessean, November 4, 2008
Federal Government
Court blocks White House push on Medicare expenses
New York Times, November 4, 2008
Election 2008
After epic presidential campaign, voters go to polls
New York Times, November 4, 2008
Trends
Healthcare professionals look at baseball stats to question practices
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 4, 2008
Health Plans
If not universal care, how about universal primary care?
Wall Street Journal (blog), November 4, 2008

Few options remain when job insurance disappears
AP/Yahoo News, November 4, 2008

Plan would expand BadgerCare to adults without children
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 3, 2008

Insurers unveil plan in Utah
The Salt Lake Tribune, November 3, 2008
Physicians
Nevada cap on medical damage awards draws criticism
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, November 3, 2008
Technology
Robodoc: Surgeon of the future in theaters now
Reuters/Yahoo News, November 4, 2008

Machine pulls cholesterol out of blood
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 3, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Iraq returns to its alternative medicine roots
USA Today, November 4, 2008
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Magazine: Model for Success
Running a medical group has never been more complex. But many practices have found ways to not only survive—but thrive. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Magazine
October 13, 2008

Audio: Culture of Teamwork
Chris D. Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego, discusses what winning the 2008 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare award for large hospitals and health systems has meant for his organization. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
October 30, 2008

Audio: How Population Health Can Help in the Medical Home
Tracey Moorhead, president and CEO of DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, discusses the opportunities for population health improvement and DM companies in a medical home and the changes they may need to make. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 29, 2008

Contributed Feature: Challenges & Opportunities: Healthcare Transactions in a Challenging Capital Market
Although healthcare transaction activity has slowed during the downturn in the economy—particularly with regard to acquisitions by private equity buyers—investment banks, private equity houses, hedge funds, and lenders continue to aggressively seek healthcare deals. William J. Spratt, Jr., for HealthLeaders Media
November 3, 2008





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