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Balancing Compensation Amid Economic Woes
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

From all indications, the nation is emerging?however slowly?from the worst recession since the Great Depression. Although the brightening economic outlook will be welcomed, it also creates a new set of challenges as nonprofit hospitals and health system struggle to retain top-level executives.[Read More]
  July 19, 2010

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