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Hospitals see drop in paying patients
New York Times, November 7, 2008
Atlanta's Grady Hospital gets passing marks
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 6, 2008
HCA to conserve cash, pay debt with bonds
The Tennessean, November 7, 2008
Sale of Pontiac, MI, hospital to doctors and McLaren nearly done
Detroit Free Press, November 6, 2008
Detroit seeks Congress aid on retiree healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, November 7, 2008

Spotlight: Dry Run Lets Hospitals Take the Plunge on New IRS Filing Nonprofit hospitals—big and small—should heed the suggestions of the American Hospital Association and the IRS and compile a "dry run" on their complete Schedule H tax forms. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Hospitals see drop in paying patients
New York Times, November 7, 2008

HCA to conserve cash, pay debt with bonds
The Tennessean, November 7, 2008

UPMC St. Margaret closing Harmar cardiac program
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 7, 2008

Mayo Clinic to close unit, cut 30 jobs
AP/Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 7, 2008

Temple health system's CEO stepping down
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 7, 2008

LifePoint Hospitals third quarter net tumbles 60% on planned sales
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 7, 2008
Hospital News
Atlanta's Grady Hospital gets passing marks
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 6, 2008

Sale of Pontiac, MI, hospital to doctors and McLaren nearly done
Detroit Free Press, November 6, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center plans full hospital in Monroeville, PA
AP/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 7, 2008
Federal Government
Detroit seeks Congress aid on retiree healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, November 7, 2008

Disgruntled RAC contractors cry foul
Christa Van der Eb, for Sg2 (free registration required), November 6, 2008
Legal
Parents reject doctors' stand on boy with brain tumor
Washington Post, November 7, 2008

Missouri contractor files lien against Pennsylvania children's hospital
Pittsburgh Business Times, November 7, 2008
Physicians
How did doctors do in the Congressional elections?
Wall Street Journal (blog), November 7, 2008

Commentary: A positive approach to doctors-in-training
New York Times, November 7, 2008
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Commentary: Why Quality Doesn't Matter
The amount of healthcare quality data out there might be growing, but consumers' interest in it seems to be waning. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
November 5, 2008

Commentary: Medicare Advantage in the Crosshairs
The election of Barack Obama will bring a radical shift in healthcare that could put a bull's eye squarely on the back of health insurers. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
November 5, 2008

Audio: Engaging Physicians in Quality
Joel J. Reich, MD, senior vice president for medical affairs at Eastern Connecticut Health Network, discusses the disconnect between physicians and hospital administrators when it comes to quality improvement efforts. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
November 6, 2008

Contributed Feature: Challenges & Opportunities: Healthcare Transactions in a Challenging Capital Market
Although healthcare transaction activity has slowed during the downturn in the economy—particularly with regard to acquisitions by private equity buyers—investment banks, private equity houses, hedge funds, and lenders continue to aggressively seek healthcare deals. William J. Spratt, Jr., for HealthLeaders Media
November 3, 2008





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