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Doctors press Senate to undo Medicare cuts
New York Times, July 7, 2008
Without funds, New Jersey hospitals face crisis
Washington Post, July 7, 2008
Boston hospital tells of surgery on wrong side
Boston Globe, July 7, 2008
Healthcare providers hit by ailing economy
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 7, 2008
Some psych patients wait days in hospital ERs
AP/Yahoo News, July 7, 2008

Spotlight: Weaning Your Hospital Off of Medicare A flood of baby boomers, reimbursement cuts, and increasingly ineffective cost-shifting solutions. How can your hospital maintain its level of service and its margin? It's time to get creative. Read More

Today's Sections

Physicians
Doctors press Senate to undo Medicare cuts
New York Times, July 7, 2008
State/Local Government
Without funds, New Jersey hospitals face crisis
Washington Post, July 7, 2008

Medical procedures rated by Washington state's expert comparison shoppers
Seattle Times, July 7, 2008

Portland, OR, to tackle health insurance for children
The Oregonian, July 3, 2008
Business
Baptist Health Care to Pay $245 Million for HCA's West Florida Hospital
John Commins, for Florida Healthflash, July 3, 2008

Healthcare providers hit by ailing economy
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 7, 2008

Nashville-based system to add chest pain center in Kentucky
The Tennessean, July 7, 2008

Ohio-based Mercy Hospital gets $50K for ICU
Cincinnati Enquirer, July 3, 2008
Trends
Some psych patients wait days in hospital ERs
AP/Yahoo News, July 7, 2008

Baylor medical center in Dallas closes inpatient psychiatric unit
Dallas Morning News, July 7, 2008
Hospital News
Panel wants San Francisco hospital to be rebuilt, changed
San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, 2008

California hospitals struggle to get green-friendly
San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, 2008

Boston hospital tells of surgery on wrong side
Boston Globe, July 7, 2008
Federal Government
Democrats hit GOP on support for Medicare cuts
AP/Yahoo News, July 7, 2008

CMS proposes quality improvements and other changes for hospital services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, July 7, 2008
Health Plans
Groups say more Texans should be able to buy health insurance from small-group market
Dallas Morning News, July 7, 2008

McCain's health plan: A threat to employer plans?
AP/Yahoo News, July 7, 2008

Audio: Marketing to Boomers
Tom Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ, discusses how the hospital's partnership with a nationally-known celebrity chef helps attract baby boomers. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
July 1, 2008

Commentary: In Healthcare, Every Penny Counts
Your purse strings are about to get tighter with likely reimbursement cuts. So how do you plan to offset those losses? Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
July 2, 2008

Magazine: A New Seat at the Table
As the focus on quality intensifies, more hospitals are adding quality officers to the C-suite. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
June 13, 2008

Contributed Feature: A Glimpse at the Future of Pay for Performance
Contributor Tim Ward discusses Pay for Performance and his predictions for P4P's future. Tim Ward, for HealthLeaders Media
June 20, 2008





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