AHCJ member Marshall Allen, with Alex Richards, is a finalist for the 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for their two-year investigation into preventable infections and injuries in Las Vegas hospitals.
The Las Vegas Sun reporters reviewed 2.9 million records for the reporting of “Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas.”
Allen recently wrote an article for AHCJ members about making some of those inspection reports available for readers to see, using DocumentCloud. The technology allows readers to see the breadth of inspectors’ findings, including those that may not grab headlines but are just as important to the public.
Allen reports on health care for the Las Vegas Sun. As a member of the inaugural class of AHCJ Media Fellowships on Health Performance, he is exploring whether transparency about hospital quality improves the quality of care for patients. He has won Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism for his body of work in 2007, in the limited report and medium newspaper categories in 2008 and for his body of work in 2009. He was a member of the 2009 AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowship Program.