September/October 2007 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

Manufacturers’ Point of View
Dealing with cost-containment environment among the many challenges facing manufacturers, AdvaMed’s David Nexon says.

A Private Space (Groundbreaking)
Hospitals recognize the importance of individualized space for newborns and their families.

Down the Pike (New technology)

Make or Buy
IDNs focus on healthcare and leave other services to the experts.

Physician or Supplier?
When physicians own substantial portions of medical device companies, contracting professionals play a key role in keeping their IDNs on safe legal ground.

A Different Plan of Attack
Rick Foelsch has crafted a unique approach to getting SIH hospitals on the same page.

Fired Up on Ice
Mike Langlois still laces up his skates for the sport he’s always loved.

Self Sufficient
Next step for Sisters of Mercy: Private label brand.

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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