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Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

June 8, 2011


1. 65 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems. Click Here


2. 10 Recent Hospital Transactions. Click Here       


3. Judge Dismisses 6-Year-Old Whistleblower Suit Against IASIS Healthcare. Click Here       


4. Free Webinar: Best Practices for Anesthesia Onboarding and Change Management (Tues., June 14, 2011 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CDT). To register and learn more, Click Here.      


5. Strategies to Remove Hidden Costs in Your Hospital. Click Here


6. 5 Points for Hospitals on CMS' Proposed Rule on the Release of Medicare Claims Data. Click Here 


7. Hospital Employment Up Slightly for May.  Click Here     


8. Duke, LifePoint Joint Venture to Acquire North Carolina's Person Memorial Hospital. Click Here 


9. Cleveland Clinic to Close Huron Hospital; City Planning Legal Action to Preserve Access to Trauma Care. Click Here  


10. HCA's Plan to Create Trauma Network in Florida Meets Resistance. Click Here


11. Anesthesia for Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Q&A With Dr. Joseph Curley of St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, NY. Click Here


12. Frequency of Hospital Data Breaches May Impede Meaningful Use Efforts.  Click Here 


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