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White House Healthcare Summit: Obama Calls on All Sectors to Cut Costs
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2009
Unlocked mystery will help target C. diff in hospitals
Chicago Tribune, March 6, 2009
Boston's Beth Israel braces for $20 million loss this year
Boston Globe, March 6, 2009
UConn Health Center plan draws concerns about cost, lack of options
Hartford Courant, March 6, 2009
North Carolina nixes emergency center for Mount Holly
Charlotte Observer, March 5, 2009

Spotlight: Mr. President, Use the Scalpel By cutting payments to special needs plans, the president is in effect decimating programs that could ultimately be the best way to care for the highest-cost beneficiaries. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
White House Healthcare Summit: Obama Calls on All Sectors to Cut Costs
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 5, 2009

At summit, ex-foes of healthcare reform emerge as supporters
Washington Post, March 6, 2009

Healthcare 2.0: Will Obama succeed where Clinton failed?
Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2009

Gupta opts out of surgeon general consideration
CNN.com, March 6, 2009

CMS Delays MDS 3.0 Implementation
MacKenzie Kimball, for PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, March 5, 2009
Hospital News
Unlocked mystery will help target C. diff in hospitals
Chicago Tribune, March 6, 2009

$69 million Washington (PA) Hospital expansion opening next week
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 5, 2009
Business
Boston's Beth Israel braces for $20 million loss this year
Boston Globe, March 6, 2009

UConn Health Center plan draws concerns about cost, lack of options
Hartford Courant, March 6, 2009

Sunrise, FL, healthcare firm settles back-dating case
Miami Herald, March 6, 2009

Bloomington (IN) Hospital, Clarian Health sign merger pact
AP/Chicago Tribune, March 6, 2009
State/Local Government
North Carolina nixes emergency center for Mount Holly
Charlotte Observer, March 5, 2009

Florida governor touts affordable health insurance plan
Miami Herald, March 6, 2009

Proposal would require Maryland residents to have insurance
Baltimore Sun, March 5, 2009

New fees likely at Philadelphia health centers
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 6, 2009
Physicians
USF affiliation seeks to bring docs to eastern Pennsylvania
AP/Miami Herald, March 6, 2009

MRIs may burn patients who wear drug patches
New York Times, March 6, 2009

Lead Time Blog: Hospital CEOs Face Grassley's Lasers
Sen. Chuck Grassley has long been a critic of executive compensation in pretty much all industries, and healthcare has not been spared. Every hospital C-Suite dreads the day they get one of Grassley's 11-page letters asking them to detail everything from community benefit to justifying the job description of the executive vice president for strategic affiliations, says HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
March 5, 2009

Audio: Set Standards to Avoid Conflict of Interest
Kenneth Irons, MD, chief of regional and neighborhood clinics for Duluth Clinic, talks about his organization's policy that set guidelines for how physicians and employees relate to pharmaceutical representatives. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 5, 2009

Commentary: Take a Team Approach to Internal Communications, Recruitment
Although it might not at first seem obvious, the fact is that there are a lot of parallels between the marketing department and the human resources department. Some hospitals get this idea. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
March 4, 2009

Commentary: Revisiting the EMR Stimulus Math
I am sold on the benefits of EMR systems and I am a proponent of physician adoption when possible. Even if I weren't, however, I'd recognize that forces are pushing healthcare in that direction. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 5, 2009





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