Coverage of Health Journalism 2008

Journalists attending Health Journalism 2008 had the chance to write about health topics that ranged from actor Dennis Quaid's perspective on medical errors to Elizabeth Edwards' critique of John McCain's health care plan. Here's a sampling of stories written from and about the conference. If you have a story to add, please send a link to

About new HHS hospital patient data

Lakewood Ranch top area hospital in patient survey, Sarasota Herald-Tribune - April 8, 2008

At Web site, hospitals go under scalpel for patients' benefit, The Dallas Morning News - March 29, 2008

Hospital survey: How was your stay?, Salt Lake Tribune - March 29, 2008

Study Finds Many Patients Dissatisfied With Hospitals, The New York Times - March 28, 2008

Patients Rate Local Hospitals, The Associated Press - March 28, 2008

Consumer reviews drive federal Web site comparing hospitals, - March 28, 2008

How does your hospital rate?, Minneapolis Star Tribune - March 28, 2008

US unveils Web site on health care quality, - March 28, 2008

US Survey Tracks Patient Satisfaction, Inspiring Website to Compare Hospitals, - March 31, 2008

Patient satisfaction, pricing data added to Hospital Compare Web site, Government Health IT - March 31, 2008

Survey Finds Many Hospital Patients Dissatisfied With Some Aspect of their Care, Kaiser - March 31, 2008

Web site reviews hospital services, Salina Journal - March 31, 2008

Web site untangles hospital quagmire, - March 30, 2008

Compare Your Hospital With, HULIQ - March 29, 2008 Helps Patients Shop For Optimal Hospital Care, - March 29, 2008

Patients' comfort ratings go on display, Orlando Sentinel - March 29, 2008

Site shows how patients in US rate hospitals, Columbus Dispatch - March 29, 2008

Online Hospital by Hospital Survey Gives Tips to Patients, eFluxMedia - March 29, 2008

Hospital comparisons now available online, Lawrence Journal World - March 29, 2008

Survey measures patients' satisfaction, - March 29, 2008

US unveils hospital survey that tracks patient satisfaction, The Star-Ledger - March 28, 2008

Results from surveys at GJ hospitals now online, Grand Junction Sentinel - March 28, 2008

St. John's Mercy noted for patient satisfaction, St. Louis Post-Dispatch - March 28, 2008

Web site ranks hospitals, lets would-be patients compare, The Palm Beach Post - March 28, 2008

Gov't Launches Hospital Comparisons Site, WebMD - March 28, 2008

Hospital Quality Measurement Leaves the ‘Pong Era’, Wall Street Journal Blogs - March 28, 2008

Patients' View of Hospital Care Enriches Information Available on Consumer Web Site, PR Newswire (press release) - March 28, 2008

About Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards vs. John McCain on Health Care, ABC News - April 1, 2008

McCain's health plan fails her test, Los Angeles Times - March 30, 2008

McCain Health Care Proposal Would Exclude US Residents With Pre-Existing Medical Conditions, Elizabeth Edwards Says, Kaiser, DC - March 31, 2008

Why Obama (Might Have) Alienated Elizabeth Edwards, New Republic - March 31, 2008

About public health plan for climate change

The climate is right for some personal changes, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune - April 9, 2008

Health effects of climate change targeted, United Press International - April 1, 2008

Public Health Leaders Unveil Blueprint for Tackling Climate Change, - March 31, 2008

Climate-Change Bill Should Address Health Effects, Group Says, Bloomberg - March 31, 2008

About Dennis Quaid and medical errors

Dennis Quaid: Let's prevent medical mistakes, Santa Cruz Sentinel - April 1, 2008

Dennis Quaid Acts on Medical Errors, Wall Street Journal Blogs - March 28, 2008

Quaid working to reduce medical errors, FierceHealthcare - March 28, 2008

Dennis Quaid Acts on Medical Errors, The Medical Quack - March 28, 2008

Dennis Quaid Working To Raise Awareness About Human Errors In Hospitals, - March 28, 2008

Dennis Quaid says he's grateful to be a 'normal dad,' Celebrity Baby Blog - March 28, 2008

Medical Errors: an issue that's Yours, Mine, and Ours, Health Access California - March 28, 2008

Other stories/blogs

If you are old in the United States, don't be sick or poor, San Mateo County Times - June 8, 2008 

End of Cox probe nearing: Document indicates system allotted funds for settlement, Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader - May 11, 2008

Taken for Granted: Lost in Space, Science - May 2, 2008

The Forgotten Health Issue: Why is no one talking about long-term care?, - April 14, 2008

Cancer survivors describe a medical miracle, Santa Cruz Sentinel - April 2, 2008

Limor, photographer win prize for pollution reports, Cincinnati Enquirer - March 30, 2008

Happy 10th Birthday to Assoc. of Health Care Journalists , Schwitzer health news blog - March 28, 2008

Multimedia Reporting, Social Media University, Global (SMUG) - March 30, 2008

Health Care Journalism Conference, by 40brown - March 28, 2008

Greetings from Health Journalism 2008, To your health - March 27, 2008 by Candice Ferrette

MRSA and animals and hospitals, March 28, 2008 by Maryn McKenna

Healthcare-associated infections, the panel, by Maryn McKenna - March 31, 2008