March/April 2007 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

Businessman of Group Purchasing
Premier’s Mike Alkire believes IDNs can improve both financially and clinically – with the right plan.

The Safety Fix
Better reporting, rapid response and zero tolerance for errors make hospitals a safer place for patients.

Safety in the Physician’s Office
Hospitals may be the focal point of most patient safety efforts, but the doctor’s office needs attention too.

The Building Boom’s Foundation
What is supporting the explosion of healthcare construction?

Here Today, CON Tomorrow?
States may delay approval for specialty hospital construction.

Being Green
Recycling and waste management specialist seizes every opportunity to make Legacy a sustainable environment.

Getting a Handle on Freight Cost
Guidelines for developing an effective freight management program.

View from Washington
The return of health reform to the legislative agenda.

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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