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Story about heart hospital competition in the heartlands

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Jon Walker of the Argus Leader of Sioux Falls explores a local hospital dispute that he calls a “snapshot of the industry as a whole.”

It’s about competition between two hospitals in town, both of which want to expand heart services. The fact that one is physician-owned is at the center of the dispute. But Walker also raises questions about how much heart help is needed in one community.

(Note: Walker also interviewed me for this story.)

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Greg Pawelski

April 20, 2010 at 11:23 pm

New York Times’ Reed Abelson did a very good piece on this subject back in 2002.