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Baltimore Washington Medical Center is doubling its size, expanding its scope
Baltimore Sun, January 5, 2009
Waterbury, CT, hospital's pediatric unit set to reopen
Hartford Courant, January 5, 2009
Healthcare outsourcing is rolling on in Texas, but many patients suffer
Dallas Morning News, January 5, 2009
Foundations take active role on health policy
Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2009
Grady might limit access to free care
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 5, 2009

Spotlight: A Familiar Resolution: Improve Physician Relations The goal of improving physician relations is healthcare's equivalent of New Year's resolutions like losing weight. Both worthy endeavors, but often doomed to fail due to lack of sufficient accountability and support. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Baltimore Washington Medical Center is doubling its size, expanding its scope
Baltimore Sun, January 5, 2009

Waterbury, CT, hospital's pediatric unit set to reopen
Hartford Courant, January 5, 2009

Grady might limit access to free care
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 5, 2009

Ailing economy affects hospitals' health
Miami Herald, January 5, 2009
State/Local Government
Healthcare outsourcing is rolling on in Texas, but many patients suffer
Dallas Morning News, January 5, 2009

Reports chronicle looming healthcare crisis across Florida
Tampa Bay Business Journal, January 5, 2009

Northern Idaho medical centers await inspections
AP/Seattle Times, January 5, 2009

Health measures prominent among new Florida laws
AP/Miami Herald, January 5, 2009
Federal Government
Foundations take active role on health policy
Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2009

Commentary: Bush's healthcare legacy
New York Times, January 5, 2009
Technology
University of Washington med students prepare with cutting edge technology
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 5, 2009

Iowa database will help ID addicts who 'doctor shop'
Des Moines Register, January 5, 2009

Pfizer project looks at side effects
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 5, 2009
Global Healthcare News
New life in Chicago brings refugees to health center's doors
Chicago Tribune, January 5, 2009
Legal
Nurse says IL hospital fired her because of husband's expensive treatment
Chicago Tribune, January 5, 2009
Sponsored Headlines
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Commentary: Patients in the Halls: Readers Have Their Say
Based on the response to my column on shifting emergency department patients to inpatient hallways, the quality and patient safety community has some fervent opinions about dealing with overcrowding. Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
January 2, 2009

Commentary: Prepare to Be Surprised in 2009
This year will in many ways be a continuation of the previousówe're waiting to see the full effects of a power-shifting election and the worst financial crisis in decades. How it plays out is anyone's guess. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
January 2, 2009

Audio: What Can Your Hospital Learn from Other Industries?
Diane Stover of Memorial Hospital and Health System in South Bend, IN, talks about how healthcare organizations can benefit from conducting "innovisits" with companies in other industries. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
January 5, 2009

Magazine: New Forms, New Headaches
A bigger, more complicated Form 990 and a six-section Schedule H could mean higher outlays for disclosure. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2008





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