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New Michigan hospital strives for five-star treatment
Detroit Free Press, May 8, 2008
Georgia governor signs high-deductible insurance plan bill
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 8, 2008
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reports rare loss
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 7, 2008
Birmingham City Council approves $20 million for hospital expansion
Birmingham News, May 7, 2008
White House may soften health policy
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 8, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
New Michigan hospital strives for five-star treatment
Detroit Free Press, May 8, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reports rare loss
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 7, 2008

Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati shrinking staff
Cincinnati Enquirer, May 8, 2008

New Fort Worth, TX, hospital focuses on women's healthcare
Dallas Morning News, May 8, 2008
State/Local Government
Georgia governor signs high-deductible insurance plan bill
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 8, 2008

Birmingham City Council approves $20 million for hospital expansion
Birmingham News, May 7, 2008

Quicker approval for hospitals coming to Florida
Orlando Sentinel, May 8, 2008

Franklin, TN-based Williamson Medical receives $53,000 in grants
The Tennessean, May 8, 2008

Connecticut governor cool to expansion of state worker insurance pool
Hartford Courant, May 8, 2008

Tarrant County, TX, officials are concerned about problems in JPS network
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 7, 2008
Federal Government
White House may soften health policy
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 8, 2008

Officials testify on hospitals' disaster plans
Washington Post, May 8, 2008
Health Plans
Critics doubt Tennessee insurance bill will slash costs
The Tennessean, May 8, 2008

Business leaders expect little expansion in health benefits
Chicago Tribune, May 8, 2008

Contra Costa County, CA, caps some health benefits
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, May 8, 2008
Trends
Infection numbers unusually low in Georgia counties
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 8, 2008

New York City to prep potential organ donors before getting consent
USA Today, May 8, 2008

Audio: Global Growth
Jason Yap, MD, of Singapore Medicine, discusses his country's global healthcare growth plans. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
May 7, 2008

Commentary: A Custom Call-to-Action
Wouldn't it be cool if your hospital's phone number was so memorable that your customersóincluding referring physicians and patientsódidn't even have to look it up? Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
May 7, 2008

Audio: Traveling to Taiwan
Connie Ma, RN, executive vice president, talks about Min-Sheng Hospital's medical travel efforts. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
May 7, 2008

Contributed Feature: Ensuring Neuroscience Services Become a Growth Strategy, Not a Migraine
Once a niche reserved for quaternary-care facilities, neuroscience services are becoming more common in community hospitals. Mark Dubow and Barbra Riegel, for HealthLeaders Media
May 7, 2008





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