Beth Israel Deaconess pulls off big turnaround; U of Iowa stabilizes;

> Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has pulled of a big turnaround, posting a $10.3 million operating gain for the 2009 fiscal year rather than the $20 million loss it had expected. Article

> The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics seems to be on the road to financial recovery after slashing expenses and letting 676 people go over the past year. Article

> Here's an idea to consider: A Chicago hospital has saved $570,000 over three years on energy contracts by participating in a web-based "reverse auction." Article

> Despite the high cost--which can add up to several thousand dollars to Medicare bills--hospitals still aren't tracking never events in enough detail, according to Leapfrog Group CEO Leah Binder. Article

And Finally... Kid, that's the real police coming in the door. Step away from the computer. Article

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