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Massachusetts measure curtails hospital expansion
Boston Globe, July 9, 2008
Los Angeles County failed to track problem King-Harbor workers
Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2008
Family to sue Brooklyn hospital's psych ward for $25 million in watched-death case
AP/USA Today, July 9, 2008
Cancer care unaffected by doctor reimbursement changes
HealthDay/Washington Post, July 9, 2008
Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Announced by HealthLeaders Media
HealthLeaders Media, July 8, 2008

Spotlight: Unfair Competition, Part 2 As two Virginia non-profit health systems propose new or replacement facilities that are closer to their regions' insured populations, a dispute between them calls into question a possible "unbalanced situation." Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Massachusetts measure curtails hospital expansion
Boston Globe, July 9, 2008

Los Angeles County failed to track problem King-Harbor workers
Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2008

New Jersey expands health-insurance plan
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, July 9, 2008

Pennsylvania health agency's hiatus is over
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 9, 2008
Legal
Family to sue Brooklyn hospital's psych ward for $25 million in watched-death case
USA Today, July 9, 2008
Physicians
Cancer care unaffected by doctor reimbursement changes
HealthDay/Washington Post, July 9, 2008
Leadership
Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Announced by HealthLeaders Media
HealthLeaders Media, July 8, 2008
Election 2008
McCain health plan and that high-risk pool
New York Times, July 9, 2008

Democrats gear up new push for universal healthcare
Washington Post, July 9, 2008
Business
Departing CEO of Atlanta hospital may get big payoff
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 9, 2008

Hartford, CT, hospital announces secret donor's $12.5 million pledge
Hartford Courant, July 9, 2008

Maryland-based Erickson to open off-site medical practice for seniors
Baltimore Sun, July 8, 2008

South Florida hospitals join trend of becoming stroke centers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, July 8, 2008
Federal Government
Report links dead doctors to payments by Medicare
New York Times, July 9, 2008

Poor care allegations at Tennessee medical center addressed
The Tennessean, July 9, 2008
Commentary
Paul Levy: The message you hope never to send
Running a Hospital, July 8, 2008
Health Plans
Pennsylvania insurer-merger hearings focus on competition
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 9, 2008

Audio: Global Coverage
David L. Printy, president and CEO of Oasis Hospital, talks about the establishment of health coverage in the UAE. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
July 8, 2008

Audio: Marketing to Boomers: Service Lines
Learn how and why a Chicago hospital abandoned one service line to focus on another that would attract a lucrative boomer market. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
July 7, 2008

Contributed Feature: Informed Consent: It's Not Just a Form, It's a Process
Contributor Jeffrey Driver describes how Stanford University Medical Center automated its consent process and boosted patient understanding. Jeffrey Driver, for HealthLeaders Media
June 2008

Audio: Cardio Payment Changes
Steve Blades, president of the Cardiovascular Outpatient Center Alliance, says his membership is concerned about proposed Medicare reimbursement changes. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
July 7, 2008





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