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HHS will be shepherding healthcare reform
Washington Post, December 5, 2008
Penn Medicine to disclose doctors' drug ties
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 5, 2008
Farmington, CT-based John Dempsey Hospital put on probation
Hartford Courant, December 5, 2008
Advocate Health Care pursuing deal with Rockford (IL) Memorial
Chicago Tribune, December 5, 2008
Boston-based Caritas financing deal put on hold; 160 face layoffs
Boston Globe, December 5, 2008

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
HHS will be shepherding healthcare reform
Washington Post, December 5, 2008

Daschle launches push for healthcare overhaul
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 5, 2008

Feds OK $775 million a year to Illinois for Medicaid
AP/Chicago Tribune, December 5, 2008
Physicians
Penn Medicine to disclose doctors' drug ties
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 5, 2008
State/Local Government
Farmington, CT-based John Dempsey Hospital put on probation
Hartford Courant, December 5, 2008

Audit sees progress at Nashville General Hospital
The Tennessean, December 5, 2008
Business
Advocate Health Care pursuing deal with Rockford (IL) Memorial
Chicago Tribune, December 5, 2008

Boston-based Caritas financing deal put on hold; 160 face layoffs
Boston Globe, December 5, 2008

Tenet stock drop reflects concerns about hospital's turnaround
CNNMoney.com, December 5, 2008

LSU may close its Baton Rouge charity hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 5, 2008

Aetna and BayCare hospitals far apart on contract
St. Petersburg Times, December 4, 2008

Alabama-based St. Vincent's puts ER construction plans on hold six months
Birmingham News, December 4, 2008
Legal
AG settles Medicaid lawsuit with Urbana, IL, clinic
AP/Chicago Tribune, December 5, 2008
Global Healthcare News
England's NHS constitution to set out healthcare standards
The Independent, December 4, 2008

Hospitals now a theater in Mexico's drug war
New York Times, December 5, 2008
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December 3, 2008

Commentary: Is Self-Management the Future of DM?
Empowering the individual patient to take control of his or her health could become the next frontier for disease management. However, there are a whole slew of barriers to overcome. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
December 3, 2008

Commentary: Grant Funding is Still Out There
With the U.S. economy officially in recession, a new report provides five useful tips for getting electronic medical record money for federally qualified health centers. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
December 3, 2008

Audio: What's the New Medical Staff Model?
Richard Sheff, MD, chair of the Greeley Company, discusses how many hospital leaders are trying to reinvent a more effective medical staff model. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
December 3, 2008





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