H&HN's series, "Health Care's Costliest 1%," took home top honors in two of the nation's most prestigious journalism awards programs.
The series won a Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for best subject-related series. The award is handed out by the Association of Business Information & Media Companies, and is often referred to as the "Pulitzer Prize" of business-to-business media. In addition, the series was one of three finalists — selected from a pool of 640 submissions — for the Grand Neal, which honors the best overall article.
The Association of Health Care Journalists awarded the series its top prize in the trade publication category.
A three-part, multi-media series, "Health Care's Costliest 1%" investigates the patients who consume the most health care, and what can be done to treat them more effectively. The series tackled the issues of caring for patients with chronic diseases and highlighted innovative programs targeting the so-called high utilizers.
In addition to these awards, Assistant Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock received the McAllister Editorial Fellowship, which will place Weinstock at Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism as a guest teacher. The fellowship is designed to promote the study of business media. The McAllister fellowship is awarded annually by the Association of Business Information & Media Companies and pays tribute to Donald McAllister, ABM's chairman in 1955 and an influential voice in business media until his death in 1993.
"These awards recognize our commitment to producing relevant and original health care content," says Amy Mosser, chief operations and development officer at Health Forum, H&HN's parent company. "This series went beyond print media to incorporate digital media, including a long-form video report showing how one Chicago hospital is tackling the high cost of health care in innovative ways."