MODERN HEALTHCARE has added three new members to its editorial staff in Chicago.
Reporter Barbara Kirchheimer will cover investor-owned hospital chains as well as news in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Kirchheimer formerly was a business reporter for the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette. She is a graduate of Williams College and earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Kirchheimer replaces Nashville bureau chief Patricia B. Limbacher, who left to become a full-time mother and part-time teacher.
Mark Taylor will report on legal issues and specialty hospitals. In addition, he will cover spot news in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi.
Taylor is a veteran healthcare reporter, having spent the past 12 years at the Post-Tribune in Gary, Ind. He studied journalism at Indiana University, co-founded the Association of Healthcare Journalists and was named a Kaiser Media Fellow.
In Chicago, he replaces Kristen Hallam, who has joined our Washington bureau.
In Washington, Hallam replaces Eric Weissenstein, who resigned to become a healthcare analyst for Charles Schwab & Co.
Zlata Kozul-Naumovski has joined the copy desk. She formerly was associate editor of Professional Remodeler magazine. Kozul-Naumovski is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and earned a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.