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California Legislature enacts no major healthcare overhaul but OKs some key changes
Los Angeles Times, September 4, 2008
Another maternity unit closing in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 4, 2008
Study: Workers to pay more for healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, September 4, 2008
Judge could settle St. Louis-based BJC's uninsured policy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 3, 2008
Feds approve Tampa General Hospital's plan for improvements
St. Petersburg Times, September 4, 2008

Spotlight: Pushing and Pulling Indian Physicians Leaders in India's surging private healthcare industry report an interesting trend: More and more Indian doctors are choosing to practice in their native country. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
California Legislature enacts no major healthcare overhaul but OKs some key changes
Los Angeles Times, September 4, 2008

Kentucky to push to get more children health coverage
Louisville Courier-Journal, September 3, 2008
Business
Another maternity unit closing in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 4, 2008

Roseville, CA, medical center opens new care unit for newborns
Sacramento Bee, September 3, 2008

Registered nurses picketing at University of Washington Medical Center
Puget Sound Business Journal, September 3, 2008
Trends
Study: Workers to pay more for healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, September 4, 2008

Gas prices confine sick people
USA Today, September 4, 2008
Legal
Judge could settle St. Louis-based BJC's uninsured policy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 3, 2008

Judge trims time in Medi-Cal 10% fee ruling
San Francisco Chronicle, September 4, 2008

Illinois to pursue antitrust claims against hospitals
AP/Chicago Tribune, September 4, 2008
Federal Government
Feds approve Tampa General Hospital's plan for improvements
St. Petersburg Times, September 4, 2008

Feds investigate artificial-hip maker
Bloomberg News/Boston Globe, September 4, 2008

Cincinnati health groups join federal initiative
Business Courier of Cincinnati, September 4, 2008
Physicians
Commentary: Chronic disease battle requires better tools
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 4, 2008

Medtronic product linked to surgery problems
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 4, 2008

Magazine: So You Think You’re Strategic?
The healthcare C-suite talks a lot about strategy. But what constitutes true strategic thinking, and how can leaders be sure that it's taking place at their organizations? Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Magazine
August 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

Audio: Increase Member Satisfaction
Stan Nowak, CEO of Silverlink, discusses the importance of member communication and how healthcare companies can learn from consumer industries. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
September 3, 2008

Contributed Feature: Developing New Approaches for a Changing Work Force
In 2006, two workers left the work force for every one entering it, and this trend will continue into the foreseeable future. Many employers recognize this coming shortage and are taking steps to create programs that attract potential candidates. But because of the differences among the four generations in their lifestyles, work styles, and psychographics, devising the right program can be a challenge. Tillie Hidalgo Lima, for HealthLeaders Media
September 3, 2008





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