Weve got a little bit of everything for you this week, from self-congratulations to future considerations.
First, Modern Healthcare received the prestigious Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism last week from the Chicago Headline Club, which is the Chicago chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The magazine won for magazine design and specifically for our July 24, 2006 issue, which featured on the cover three caregivers accused of killing patients during Hurricane Katrina. We extend our congratulations to Keith Horist, assistant managing editor/graphics, and Percy Marioni, art director, for their fine work not only for this issue but for the great job they do week in and week out for our readers.
Second, we congratulate reporter Melanie Evans for being accepted as a participant in the New York Times Co. Foundations Cells & Souls workshop. The one-week seminar, to be held later this month in New York, immerses journalists into the science, politics and ethics of embryonic stem-cell research. Evans, based in our Chicago office, covers Catholic healthcare, and stem-cell research is one of the hottest subjects on her beat. Shell bring that workshop knowledge back to her coverage and to our readers through her stories.
Third, veteran reporter Andis Robeznieks has moved over to our physician affairs beat, where he will be responsible for reporting on business news and trends affecting physicians and the relationships between physicians and other key segments of the healthcare industry. Hell also cover healthcare construction and design as well as healthcare marketing.
Robeznieks previously covered quality of care and patient safety. The Chicago-based reporter takes over the beat from reporter Michael Romano, who, after seven years with the magazine, left last month to join the other side. Romano is now director of media relations for Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver. We wish Romano well on his new career path, although we wont take no comment for an answer, Mike!