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Welcome to AHCJ’s newest members

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and serves on the executive committee of the Council of National Journalism Organizations.

Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves. Continue reading

Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and serves on the executive committee of the Council of National Journalism Organizations.

welcome-matPlease welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ.

All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves. Continue reading

Welcome to these journalists who recently joined AHCJ

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and serves on the executive committee of the Council of National Journalism Organizations.

welcome-matPlease welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ.

All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves. Continue reading

New AHCJ benefit offers wealth of health care data

Jeff Porter

About Jeff Porter

Jeff Porter is the special projects director for AHCJ and plays a lead role in planning conferences, workshops and other training events. He also leads the organization's data collection and data instruction efforts.

AHCJ members will now get special access to data tools, thanks to an agreement the organization has made with Carevoyance, a company that provides health care data from public and private data sources.

Carevoyance

This new member benefit allows AHCJ members to use data – at no cost – to enhance their health reporting with detailed information about health care providers. AHCJ is working with Carevoyance to provide data covering hospitals, physicians, laboratories and other providers.

You can find information about provider specialties, finances, referrals, affiliations, patient demographics, prescriptions and basic contact information. AHCJ members can search by geography, names, specialties and more.

Health journalism loses valued editor, friend – Peggy Girshman

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

Photo courtesy of Phil GalewitzPeggy Girshman (right) was a treasured member of the Kaiser Health News team. In this photo from Health Journalism 2012, she appears with colleagues (left to right) Phil Galewitz, Mary Agnes Carey, John Fairhall and Julie Appleby.

Photo courtesy of Phil GalewitzPeggy Girshman (right) was a treasured member of the Kaiser Health News team. In this photo from Health Journalism 2012, she appears with colleagues (left to right) Phil Galewitz, Mary Agnes Carey, John Fairhall and Julie Appleby.

Peggy Girshman, a health journalist who was one of the earliest members of AHCJ, died Monday at home. She was 61.

Girshman, who worked at NPR in several editing positions for 15 years and was an executive editor at Kaiser Health News, died of amyloidosis, reports Joe Neel of NPR.

Late Monday afternoon, her heart simply stopped. Heroic efforts were made to revive her, but they failed.

“Peg went out like a true journalist, at her desk, writing,” said her husband, Mitch Berger, on Facebook. She was also playing Scrabble online with Berger’s brother Dan, her archnemesis. “Let the record show that she was winning,” Berger said. Continue reading