2001 Year in Review
The year began with high hopes for the passage of a federal patients' bill of rights and plans for the adoption of hipaa privacy regulations. But the events of sept. 11 rearranged many national priorities and changed the healthcare agenda in one fell stroke. With the focus now shifted to domestic preparedness, we take a look back at the past year, and consider where we go from here.
Out of the Ashes
The downfall of Allegheny, Pennsylvania's largest hospital network, shook the bond markets and led to criminal allegations. Now, after Tenet's efforts, some are finding a silver lining. By Bonar Menninger
When Pennsylvania's largest hospital network-the Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation-careened into bankruptcy in mid-1998, the impact reverberated across the state and around the nation.