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NAPH's Siegel to Take Charge of "Safety Net" Hospitals
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

The incoming CEO of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, says he will be a "tireless advocate" for so-called safety net hospitals that provide healthcare for low income people, the uninsured, and the underserved, regardless of ability to pay.[Read More]
  September 2, 2010

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America's Most Profitable Hospitals
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Physicians use photos from patients' cell phones to deliver 'mobile health'
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Ex-Roger Williams hospital CEO Urciuoli reports to prison
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California's safety-net health insurance premiums rise
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VA Issues Final Rule on Agent Orange Exposure
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ECRMC lab implements Positive Patient ID system
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Doctor admits to making unnecessary Medicare referrals
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