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Douglas S. Brown

Shining a light on cardiac surgery results

By Douglas S. Brown
September 22, 2008

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IN SUMMER 2000, the state Senate's Committee on Ways and Means had to decide whether to allow the expansion of cardiac surgery from academic medical centers into community hospitals. The House had authorized the expansion. But Senator Mark Montigny, my boss and chairman of the committee at the time, was skeptical. He was concerned about whether such an expansion would ... (Full article: 693 words)

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