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Boards Gone Wild
Molly Rowe, Senior Editor-Leadership

Whenever I hear about a board-CEO battle that ends in a CEO's dismissal, I can't help but wonder how it went so wrong. After all, in theory, CEOs and their boards are focused on the same goal: the organization's success. Shouldn't that be enough to keep the relationship together? Apparently not. [Read More]
  March 14, 2008

Editor's Picks
Wellpoint cuts its outlook, sending shivers through shares of insurers
Shares of some of the nation's largest health insurers fell significantly this week, hours after WellPoint saw its shares fall more than 16% after it lowered its profit forecast. Experts predict other insurers will take similar hits, thanks to higher medical costs and lower-than-expected enrollments. [Read More]
Hospitals to get $666 million from Medicare settlement
The federal government reached a $666-million settlement with 667 hospitals this week for back payments stemming from shifts in Medicare reimbursement policies. This is one of the largest government settlements ever paid to healthcare providers. [Read More]
How hard could it be? Lessons I learned in the Army
Leaders like to tell employees, "I'm just like you," but few actually are. Well-written, funny, and frighteningly insightful, this Inc. magazine article is an important reminder for leaders in all industries not to forget what it's like to be "poor grunts in the field." [Read More]
Global expansion
Almost every week I write about another organization dipping its toes in foreign waters. This week, I'm thrilled to say we're diving in with HealthLeaders Media Global, a free e-newsletter on the business of healthcare management from around the globe. This week, Editor Rick Johnson discusses some of the top challenges facing healthcare leaders of the United Arab Emirates. [Read More]
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This Week's Headlines
Two die each day in Michigan for lack of insurance
Detroit Free Press - March 13, 2008

Hospitals file lawsuit over Medicaid
AP/Yahoo! News - March 11, 2008
Mayo Clinic reveals Rx for health system
Minneapolis Star Tribune - March 12, 2008
As population grows older geriatricians grow scarce
Washington Post - March 12, 2008
UNC asks patients to pay up front
Raleigh News & Observer - March 7, 2008
Aetna to offer online service that helps link records and research
New York Times - March 12, 2008
Hospital leaders urge legislators not to further destabilize Florida's healthcare landscape
Miami Herald - March 12, 2008

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