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Florida lawmakers have healthcare plan
Miami Herald, May 5, 2008
C. diff rivals MRSA as the next deadly bacteria threat, experts say
MSNBC.com, May 5, 2008
Iowa legislation would exempt hospitals from CON
AP/Chicago Tribune, May 5, 2008
Health industry drives job growth in Nashville area
The Tennessean, May 5, 2008
Medical specialties hit by a growing pay gap
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 5, 2008

Spotlight: Greening the White Coats When AMA President Ronald M. Davis, MD, addressed physicians in an AMA eVoice column last week, he asked for physician commitment to a making healthcare "green." Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Florida lawmakers have healthcare plan
Miami Herald, May 5, 2008

Iowa legislation would exempt hospitals from CON
AP/Chicago Tribune, May 5, 2008

Minnesota bill: Hospitals can't use patient's medical debt to decide care
Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 5, 2008

Top JPS officials called to appear before Tarrant County, TX, commissioners
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 2, 2008
Trends
C. diff rivals MRSA as the next deadly bacteria threat, experts say
MSNBC.com, May 5, 2008

Even the insured feel strain of health costs
New York Times, May 5, 2008

Middle class uninsured kids' health risk almost as high as poor children's
HealthDay/Washington Post, May 5, 2008
Health Plans
Speakers express division on bill to mandate coverage in Washington, DC
Washington Post, May 5, 2008

Firms adjust to San Francisco healthcare law
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 5, 2008
Physicians
Medical specialties hit by a growing pay gap
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 5, 2008
Election 2008
Healthcare waits to ignite as campaign issue
AP/Yahoo News, May 5, 2008
Business
Jupiter Medical Center pairs with University of Miami
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, May 2, 2008

Health industry drives job growth in Nashville area
The Tennessean, May 5, 2008

Missouri system expects to pay $60 million to settle federal investigation
Kansas City Star, May 2, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Australian doctor proposes paying $47,000 for a kidney
AP/Yahoo News, May 5, 2008
Technology
Prepping robots to perform surgery
New York Times, May 5, 2008

Magazine: Department Focus: Quality—Quality on the Front End
Many hospitals are discovering that preventing infections and other complications costs a lot less than treating them. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
April 2008

Audio: Branding: The New Old Strategy
Author and consultant Chris Bevolo talks about why the time is right for branding and answers the trickiest question of all: Is it possible to prove ROI on a branding campaign? Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
April 28, 2008

Commentary: Listen Up
I read a statistic that said humans speak at a rate of about 150 words per minute but can understand up to 3,000. If that's true, why does it so often seem that people only hear half of what we say? Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
May 2, 2008

Contributed Feature: Defense vs. Offense: Hospital Employment of Physicians
Contributor John G. Larson, PhD, discusses the benefits and models of hospital-employed physicians. John G. Larson, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
May 2, 2008





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