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How Public Hospitals Can Excel

Those seeking a bit of inspiration in the struggle to improve weak health systems should check out the Time Magazine story of the radical transformation of the U.S. Veteran's Administration hospitals over the past 10 years. The VA has long had a reputation for sub-standard quality, crumbling infrastructure and unhappy workers and patients -- conditions attributed by some to its status as a large, government-run hospital system.