November/December 2007 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

Life at the Stretching Point
Fairfield CEO Mina Ubbing balances many factors in running a hospital.

Child-proofed and Kid-friendly
New emergency and trauma department is designed especially for children.

Vendor’s Choice
Payment-cap approach to cost containment can be complex, but worthwhile.

A Common Front
One surgeon’s perspective of PPI.

MS-DRGs: Winners and Losers
New payment system is designed to compensate providers for taking care of severely ill patients.

Looking Outward
Why outsourcing non-clinical products and services can be a good thing.

Teaming Up
What looks like an IDN, acts like an IDN, drives a hard bargain like an IDN, but isn’t an IDN? Colonial Regional Alliance.

Spirited
Kim Sandstrom persevered through college basketball injuries, and is grateful for what the experience taught her.

View From Washington

Contracting News

Observation Deck