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A Brain Surgeon's Guide to Hospital Reorganization
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Roger J. Packer, MD, head of the division of child neurology at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, was thinking about multidisciplinary approaches long before they became the focus of many hospital strategies. Today the restructuring has virtually eliminated turf wars and increased profits.[Read More]
  February 24, 2011

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Cignet Health Fined $4.3M for HIPAA Violations
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DOJ, NBME Reach Settlement in ADA Complaint
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Steward Mulls $1.1B Jackson Health Takeover
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Rivalry in treating appendicitis
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Gastric bypass more effective than other procedures, studies find
Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2011
VT braces for 'death with dignity' debate
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Hospital in Haiti rewired by SF-area-led team
The San Francisco Chronicle, February 23, 2011
Long-term care needs changes, officials say
The New York Times, February 22, 2011
Hospital chain bills for high malnutrition rate
Calif Watch/The San Francisco Chronicle, February 22, 2011
Ocoee, FL hospital to partner with Orlando Health
Orlando Sentinel, February 23, 2011

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