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Florida Legislature expected to slash hospital budgets
Miami Herald, January 8, 2009
Daschle to face tough questions on competition in health insurance
New York Times, January 8, 2009
State seeks ruling on TennCare
The Tennessean, January 8, 2009
Louisiana hospitals will get financial lifeline
New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 7, 2009
House Dems to vote on Obama-favored health plan
AP/Yahoo News, January 8, 2009

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Florida Legislature expected to slash hospital budgets
Miami Herald, January 8, 2009

State seeks ruling on TennCare
The Tennessean, January 8, 2009

Shortfalls won't curb Iowa's healthcare goals
AP/Chicago Tribune, January 8, 2009

Rise in prescription drug deaths renews call for Florida registry
St. Petersburg Times, January 7, 2009
Federal Government
Daschle to face tough questions on competition in health insurance
New York Times, January 8, 2009

House Dems to vote on Obama-favored health plan
AP/Yahoo News, January 8, 2009

Commentary: What Medicaid tells us about government healthcare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 8, 2009
Business
Louisiana hospitals will get financial lifeline
New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 7, 2009

Florida Hospital Altamonte to open $14 million surgical suite
Orlando Business Journal, January 8, 2009

Healthcare industry sees rapid growth in outpatient surgery centers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 8, 2009

Nemours to break ground for new Florida hospital
Orlando Sentinel, January 8, 2009

Ambulatory Services partners with Gulf Coast cancer centers
The Tennessean, January 8, 2009

St. Bernard Parish receives land for hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 7, 2009
Hospital News
The Joint Commission Announces Changes to Accreditation Process
Matt Phillion, for Briefings on the Joint Commission, January 7, 2009

St. Louis-area ERs see traffic increase as recession hits uninsured
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 8, 2009

Duke Children's Hospital opens unit for young patients recovering from surgery
Raleigh News & Observer, January 8, 2009
Finance
$1.8 million gift to Texas system intended for care for jobless
Dallas Morning News, January 8, 2009

Crozer-Keystone Health System eliminates 400 jobs
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, January 8, 2009
Legal
Boston Medical Center settles lawsuit over billing
Boston Globe, January 8, 2009

Commentary: The Health IT Outlook for 2009: Fuzzy
By most accounts, the health information technology sector in 2008 fared relatively well even as the economy was collapsing around it. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
January 6, 2009

Audio: Marketing's Role in Community Benefit Reporting
Patsy Metheny, an independent community benefit consultant, talks about the role of hospital and health system marketers in reporting community benefit activities. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
January 5, 2009

Contributed Feature: Using Report Cards to Tell Your Hospital's Quality Improvement Story
The hospital industry is in the middle of a storm—a "quest for quality" storm. As government and other industry groups continue to make changes and issue mandates aimed at improving care practices and quality in America, hospitals need to closely look at report cards as a tool to document their course through the storm, toward improvement and best possible care, says contributor Veronica Hunt. Veronica Hunt, for HealthLeaders Media
January 7, 2009

Magazine: Solving the Capital Dilemma
Faced with outdated facilities and little or no money to upgrade, more hospitals are considering partnerships with for-profit organizations amid tight credit markets. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2008





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