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Top Stories
Weak patchwork of oversight lets bad hospitals stay open
New York Times, December 8, 2008
Obama asks nation for input on reforming health system
Washington Post, December 8, 2008
Georgia hospitals, doctors' offices, surgeons in financial pain as bills go unpaid or patients postpone treatment
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 8, 2008
Anaheim (CA) General Hospital loses accreditation
Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2008
Concord, MA, hospital won't quit life support
Boston Globe, December 8, 2008

Spotlight: 'Disruptive Physician' Needs a Better Definition A "disruptive" label can, when abused, be a potentially powerful weapon for hospital administrators looking for a little leverage or, in some cases, revenge. Read More

Today's Sections

Hospital News
LA County supervisor says he'll explore all options for reopening King hospital
Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2008

Anaheim (CA) General Hospital loses accreditation
Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2008

Concord, MA, hospital won't quit life support
Boston Globe, December 8, 2008

Death on roof prompts Pennsylvania hospital probes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 5, 2008
Federal Government
Obama asks nation for input on reforming health system
Washington Post, December 8, 2008

Uncle Sam, secret Medicare shopper
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 8, 2008

Obama hopes to avoid Clinton healthcare missteps
AP/Yahoo News, December 8, 2008
Business
Georgia hospitals, doctors' offices, surgeons in financial pain as bills go unpaid or patients postpone treatment
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 8, 2008

Unions battle over healthcare workers
San Francisco Chronicle, December 8, 2008

Big donors to get naming rights at new Dallas' Parkland Hospital
Dallas Morning News, December 8, 2008

Health firm adds clinics in the Philadelphia area
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 8, 2008

Advocate Health Care, Rockford (IL) Memorial agree to 'exclusive' merger talks
Chicago Tribune, December 8, 2008

Washington Adventist Hospital gets OK to relocate
Washington Business Journal, December 5, 2008

Recession afflicting Minneapolis-area hospitals
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, December 8, 2008

Outgoing Jackson Health CEO on testy University of Miami relationship
Miami Herald, December 8, 2008
State/Local Government
LA County supervisor says he'll explore all options for reopening King hospital
Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2008
Trends
Emergency room workers say problems are rampant
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 8, 2008

For workers, medical bills add to pain as firms fail
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 8, 2008
Legal
Judge: UPMC must pay settlement to former secretary
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 5, 2008
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Commentary: The ED or the Hallway? I'll Take Option No. 3
Hospitals across the country struggle with the problem of boarding patients in the emergency department. But is sending those patients to the hallway any kind of solution? Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
December 4, 2008

Audio: What's the New Medical Staff Model?
Richard Sheff, MD, chair of the Greeley Company, discusses how many hospital leaders are trying to reinvent a more effective medical staff model. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
December 3, 2008

Contributed Feature: Are You Ready for Healthcare Reform?
Healthcare reform will likely be one of the top priorities President-elect Barack Obama and his administration tackles in the next couple of years. HealthLeaders Media contributor David Osborn discusses how U.S. hospitals can prepare for the next administration's healthcare reform policies. David Osborn, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
December 5, 2008

Audio: Device Dysfunctionality
John Bardis, chairman, president and CEO of MedAssets, discusses a variety of issues facing healthcare. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 1, 2008





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