Latest LinksBy Margaret Berkland, Published on August 1, 2002
America's Best Hospitals 2002
This is the 13th annual edition of America’s Best Hospitals by U S News & World Report. Hospitals are categorized by health specialties and ranked within those specialties. A variety of statistics are provided for each ranked hospital. A link to each hospital website is provided.
Library of Congress reading room librarians will be monitoring chat from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. This online reference service allows users to send questions and receive answers by e-mail. Replies are sent within five business days. Areas with designated chat service are Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Local History/Genealogy, Newspapers/Periodicals, Science/Technology, American Memory, Geography/Maps, Manuscript, Motion Pictures/Television, Prints/Photographs, and Recorded Sound.
State Health Facts Online
This site is produced by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation which “is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is primarily an operating organization that develops and runs its own research and communications programs, often in partnership with outside organizations.” This site contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy. The user can review individual state profiles and find out how an individual state compares with the U.S. overall. Pertinent state websites and officials are listed. The user can also opt to obtain 50 state comparisons by choosing a pertinent subject category. Information will then be displayed as tables, rankings, graphs, or color coded maps.
U.S. Congressional Bibliographies
There are two categories of information provided at this website: Senate Bibliographies and House Hearings. The first is comprehensive lists of Hearings, Prints, and Publications Printed by the Senate from 1983 to the present. The second is lists of House Committee Meetings Recorded in the Congressional Record's Daily Digest from 1985 to the present. Each has lists by Congress. The Senate side also has Senate Report cards and a search engine for searching the bibliographies.
WorldCom Restructuring Information Desk
This section to the Worldcom website provides information on WordCom and its subsidiaries voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code related business issues. There are press releases, public comments, an explanation of Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, court documents, and restatement of earnings.
SaveOnPhone, a telecommunications resource, has created www.WorldComNews.com to help explain what is happening with WorldCom and how it affects the public. Included are the latest headlines, general information, a consumer FAQ, and investor FAQ, a media archive, background information on WorldCom, and a Worldcom timeline.