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IRE members win awards for health care reporting
Several IRE members were among the winners of the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. The Association of Health Care Journalists received more than 475 entries across 12 categories.
The following IRE members received recognition:
- Alison Young and John Hillkirk, USA TODAY, took second place in the Investigative (large) category and first in the Business (large) category for “Supplemental shell game: The people behind the risky pills.”
- Phillip Reese, The Sacramento Bee, won third place in the Investigative (large) category for “Nevada buses hundreds of mentally-ill patients across country.”
- Alexandra Robbins, Washington Magazine, won second place in the Investigative (small) category for “Children are dying.”
- T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, placed first in Consumer Health (large) and third in Health Policy (large) for “Overdose.”
- A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, placed second in Consumer Health (large) and Business (large) categories for “Life and death in assisted living.”
- Katherine Eban, Fortune, placed third in Business (large) for “Dirty Medicine.”
- Meg Kissinger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, placed second in Health Policy (large) for “Chronic crisis.”
- Laurence Hammack, The Roanoke (Va.) Times, placed third in Health Policy (small) for “Understanding Obamacare.”
- The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel staff won first place in the Investigative (large) category for "Deadly delays."