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University of Kansas Hospital's independent path has led to success
Kansas City Star, October 7, 2008
Tennessee program makes sure ER is for emergencies
The Tennessean, October 8, 2008
New intensive care unit opens at Minneapolis-based HCMC
Minneapolis Star Tribune Star Tribune, October 8, 2008
Study: High-tech interventions deliver huge childbirth bill
USA Today, October 8, 2008
UAW: healthcare trust needs automakers' cash
AP/Yahoo News, October 8, 2008

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Business
University of Kansas Hospital's independent path has led to success
Kansas City Star, October 7, 2008

New intensive care unit opens at Minneapolis-based HCMC
Minneapolis Star Tribune Star Tribune, October 8, 2008

Costlier credit may delay Michigan hospitals' construction projects
Detroit Free Press, October 8, 2008

Irvine, CA, hospital to close Jan. 15
Los Angeles Times, October 8, 2008

Maryland-based Holy Cross Hospital moves ahead on expansion plans
Washington Business Journal, October 7, 2008

Report: Healthcare major part of NH economy
AP/Boston Globe, October 8, 2008

University of Cincinnati med units propel growth
Cincinnati Enquirer, October 7, 2008
State/Local Government
Tennessee program makes sure ER is for emergencies
The Tennessean, October 8, 2008
Technology
Study: High-tech interventions deliver huge childbirth bill
USA Today, October 8, 2008

Radio-frequency tags cut specimen bottle errors
HealthDay/Washington Post, October 8, 2008
Health Plans
UAW: healthcare trust needs automakers' cash
AP/Yahoo News, October 8, 2008

Former WellCare Health Plans worker pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud
Tampa Bay Business Journal, October 8, 2008

Doctors know little about consumer-directed health plans
HealthDay/Washington Post, October 8, 2008
Federal Government
Neither candidate has answer on healthcare, panel says
The Tennessean, October 8, 2008
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Commentary: Blueprint Needed for Infection Fight
Hospital human resources professionals across the nation are expected to play a role in determining effective staffing levels to identify and reduce healthcare-associated infections. Good luck! John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
October 6, 2008

Audio: Domestic Medical Travel
Ronald Miles, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon, discusses Aspirus Wausau (WI) Hospital's strategy to expand its target area by participating in a domestic medical travel network. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
September 30, 2008

Contributed Feature: Will Primary Care Be Re-Empowered by an Ailing Economy?
Contributors Richard Reece, MD, and Brian Klepper, PhD, offer examples of how businesses, rather than government agencies, are leading the way in healthcare reform. The current financial crisis, they argue, might push reform forward even faster, but only after causing further damage to healthcare markets. Richard Reece, MD, and Brian Klepper, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
September 25, 2008

Contributed Feature: What to Say Now
The most recent comments by health finance experts are that our industry will be relatively unharmed by this financial mess. (So far, at least.) But these experts are talking about the math of "access to capital" and "triple A ratings." They are not talking about the culture of your organization or the psyche of your employees. David Jarrard, for HealthLeaders Media
October 3, 2008





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