Photo: Phil GalewitzTina Reed, of Fierce Healthcare, makes some announcements and welcomes attendees to the Washington, D.C., rooftop happy hour on June 7, 2018.
Members of the D.C. chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists gathered on June 7 for their annual rooftop happy hour on Pennsylvania Avenue, at a building overlooking the White House.
The fifth annual event was hosted by the National Pharmaceutical Council, with more than 100 people attending. Journalists and senior health communications staff were present, and met informally over drinks and catered food. Continue reading
After a false start in which a program featuring a speaker from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had to be cancelled for Hurricane Irma, and a meet-and-greet fizzled due to last-minute work commitments by several prospective attendees, the South Florida chapter finally had its first official gathering in February.
A small, diverse group of health writers and editors met for brunch and coffee (sitting outdoors at a Miami restaurant – the benefit of being in Florida in February!) to share stories about the state of the industry, interesting articles they’re working on, and ways to move the chapter forward. Continue reading
Photo: Gideon Gil/StatDr. Oscar J. Benavidez (left), Dr. Allan M. Goldstein and other doctors at MassGeneral Hospital for Children used a 3-D model of the twins’ anatomy during surgery to separate them.
The twin girls were joined at the abdomen and pelvis. They had two heads and four arms, but three legs. They had two hearts, but shared a liver, a bladder, and other organs. One was active, the other subdued and growing weaker.
Some 20 hospitals had said they couldn’t help the girls, who had been born nearly two years earlier in a village in Africa. But Dr. Allan M. Goldstein, surgeon-in-chief at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, said yes, they would consider operating to separate the twins. Continue reading
Photo: Phil GalewitzHealth journalists and communications professionals from several health organizations attended an informal rooftop gathering in Washington, D.C., on June 2.
More than 100 people, including about 50 health journalists, turned out on June 2 for the AHCJ Washington, D.C., chapter rooftop happy hours with senior communications staff from more than a dozen health organizations.
It was the third annual event held at the Pennsylvania Avenue rooftop overlooking the White House. Continue reading
Photo: Phil GalewitzMichelle Stein (far right), of Inside Health Policy, and Rachel Roubein, of National Journal, were among attendees at the Washington, D.C., holiday event.
About 45 journalists gathered on Dec. 10 to toast the holidays at the fifth annual Washington, D.C., AHCJ chapter holiday networking party.
The event was held at the Advisory Board Co. building in the West End and hosted by longtime Advisory Board writer Dan Diamond, who is moving to Politico in January. Continue reading