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Admissions growth helps Tenet reduce Q2 loss
Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2008
Commonwealth faces $13.3b healthcare bill for retirees
Boston Globe, August 6, 2008
Grady Hospital: no room for new mental patients
Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 6, 2008
Louisiana hospital nearly three years away
New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 6, 2008
Pediatrix wonders where the babies are
Miami Herald, August 6, 2008

Spotlight: Nervous About Retail Clinics? It Just Got Worse Retail clinics could soon overshadow primary care physician offices, as convenience for patients and rising healthcare costs are pushing the traditional venue out of the picture. Read More

Today's Sections

Finance
Commonwealth faces $13.3b healthcare bill for retirees
Boston Globe, August 6, 2008

Admissions growth helps Tenet reduce Q2 loss
Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2008
Hospital News
Grady Hospital: no room for new mental patients
Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 6, 2008

Options expand for avoiding crowded ERs
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 6, 2008

Louisiana hospital nearly three years away
New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 6, 2008

Pediatrix wonders where the babies are
Miami Herald, August 6, 2008

Physician to open concierge medical practice in Mequon, WI
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, August 5, 2008
Leadership
Disclosure of CEOs' health info is a growing issue
The Tennessean, August 6, 2008

University of Alabama Health System selects new CEO
Birmingham News, August 5, 2008
Business
Humana reports profit decline, raises outlook
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, August 6, 2008

Proposed New Orleans clinic gets $300,000 gift
New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 6, 2008

Lower sales of Tysabri predicted
Boston Globe, August 6, 2008
Legal
Cincinnati healthcare leaders sued
Cincinnati Enquirer, August 5, 2008
Federal Government
J&J agrees to pay drug import fine
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 6, 2008

Federal prosecutors ask appeals court to let convictions of HealthSouth founder stand
Birmingham News, August 5, 2008

Election 2008: McCain, Obama's Stance on Healthcare
With the 2008 Presidential campaign upon us, HealthLeaders Media will post the latest healthcare news surrounding each candidate, as well as breaking healthcare-related news stories from major news outlets across the country. HealthLeaders Media
August 5, 2008

Contributed Feature: Retail clinics attract investors
As healthcare costs continue to rise, and overcrowding plagues doctors' offices and emergency rooms, retail-based convenience health clinics are quickly proving to be more of a mainstay than a fad. In fact, these clinics are expected to produce more than $4 billion in revenues within the next three years. Lang Aston, for HealthLeaders Media
August 4, 2008

Audio: Certifying Need
Deborah Kolb-Collier, a senior principal in the strategy and planning practice at the Noblis Center for Health Innovation, discusses certificate-of-need laws and what they mean to competition in healthcare. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
August 4, 2008

Audio: ER: The Efficiency Room
Sharon Roush, the CEO at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, FL, discusses how Capital Regional lowered the walkout rate in its ER from 3.6% to 0.5% and lowered its ED wait time. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
July 30, 2008





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