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Most of East St. Louis hospital will close
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 9, 2008
U.S. hospitals track economic benefit
Kansas City Star, April 8, 2008
West Penn Allegheny Health System profit up by two-thirds
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 9, 2008
Doctors are to provide urgent care at Baltimore-area drugstores
Baltimore Sun, April 9, 2008
Medical errors costing U.S. billions
HealthDay/Washington Post, April 9, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Most of East St. Louis hospital will close
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 9, 2008

Lake County, IL, hospital expansion plan rejected
Chicago Tribune, April 9, 2008

Interest emerges in taking over Illinois hospital
Chicago Tribune, April 9, 2008
Physicians
Doctors are to provide urgent care at Baltimore-area drugstores
Baltimore Sun, April 9, 2008

$30 million awarded in Florida malpractice lawsuit
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 8, 2008

As super bug spreads, doctors rethink approach
Orlando Sentinel, April 8, 2008

Kansas City-area physicians are seeking results by pooling resources
Kansas City Star, April 8, 2008
Finance
West Penn Allegheny Health System profit up by two-thirds
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 9, 2008
Hospital News
U.S. hospitals track economic benefit
Kansas City Star, April 8, 2008

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's opening put off--again
Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2008

Cancer treatment facilities spreading in St. Louis-area
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 9, 2008
Trends
Medical errors costing U.S. billions
HealthDay/Washington Post, April 9, 2008
Federal Government
Effectiveness of medical privacy law is questioned
Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2008

Reports of deaths linked to blood-thinner heparin triple
Chicago Tribune, April 9, 2008
Health Plans
Study aims for wise choices from a wealth of health plans
The Tennessean, April 9, 2008

Firms' health clinics cut costs
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 9, 2008
Global Healthcare News
University of Washington hosts key players in global health effort
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 9, 2008

Contributed Feature: E-mail Access to my PCP: A Gen-Xer's Lament
Implementing information technology into an everyday medical practice obviously has its challenges, but connected physicians would only improve care--and service, says contributor Matt Henry. Matt Henry, for HealthLeaders Media
April 8, 2008

Audio: Supply Chain Management
HealthLeaders Media Finance Editor Philip Betbeze interviews Jim McManus, vice president of finance at St. Joseph Health System in Orange, CA. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
March 31, 2008

Magazine: Rankings Under Fire
Amid calls for greater transparency in payers' physician ranking programs, many health plans have agreed to a new national model. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 12, 2008

Commentary: Readers Write
I seem to have touched quite a few nerves lately with some of the columns I've written for this newsletter. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
April 7, 2008





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