Modern Healthcare Staff
Safety & Quality
Lisa Gillespie covers quality and safety for Modern Healthcare and is based in the Charlotte metro area. Most recently, she was a freelancer covering various parts of the healthcare industry, including the skilled nursing business, behavioral health and prescription drug payment policy. Prior to that, she covered healthcare for public radio collaboration Side Effects Public Media and Louisville’s NPR affiliate, WFPL 89.3 in Louisville. Before that, she spent nearly a decade in Washington, D.C. reporting for Kaiser Health News, Inside Health Policy and other trade publications. She’s a former board member of Journalism and Women Symposium and is an active member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
ECRI on Monday released its annual top 10 patient safety concerns for 2021 with a new emphasis on disparities and preparedness, though one prominent expert argued that the organization should have kept diagnostic errors in the spotlight.