Read more about finance at our new blog “Of Interest”
New blog debuts on ModernHealthcare.com; magazine awards rolling in
W e’ll now take a brief commercial break to tell you about some things going on at Modern Healthcare.
First, this past week we unveiled our new healthcare finance blog, “Of Interest,” on our website, Modern Healthcare.com. Written by Melanie Evans, our New York bureau chief and lead finance reporter, “Of Interest” will cover how healthcare providers make, spend, borrow and invest money. The blog will provide our readers with easy access to finance tools and resources to make doing all that a little less stressful and, ideally, more profitable. It also will provide a forum for moneyminded healthcare executives to share their opinions, suggestions and guidance.
In her latest post, Evans writes about a hospital in the Northeast that put a major construction project on hold because of the financial uncertainty of healthcare reform, which, in theory, is supposed to flood hospital coffers with revenue from newly insured patients. To read the post, please go to modernhealthcare.com/blogs/of-interest.
Second, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve been honored with six awards from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors for our work in 2009. We received:
One Gold Award for Best Profile (“A fresh approach,” Nov. 2). And five Silver Awards, one each for Best Special Report/Section (“M&A: An upside to a down market,” Jan. 19); Best Single News Article (“Unified, yes; united, no,” Dec. 14); Best News Section (“The Week in Healthcare”); Best Feature Article Series (“Productivity matters,” April 27; May 25; and June 22); Best Feature Article (“The cost of murder,” Nov. 30).
We’re also pleased to announce that we’ve been honored with a prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists. Modern Healthcare won for Informational Graphics in the nondaily publication category for our 2009-2010 By the Numbers supplement published Dec. 21. And finally, nominations are now open for Modern Healthcare’s 24th annual Up & Comers recognition program. The program, co-sponsored by Witt/Kieffer, an Oak Brook, Ill.-based executive search firm, honors rising young stars in the healthcare management field.
Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger as of the July 5 submission deadline. To participate in this year’s program, please submit the candidate’s resume along with a letter of no more than three double-spaced pages outlining the nominee’s credentials, accomplishments and leadership qualities. Each submission must include a color photo of the nominee as well as his or her age.
Please send the materials to Up & Comers, c/o David Burda, editor, Modern Healthcare, 360 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60601. Electronic submissions are welcome at email@example.com.
After the recipients are announced and profiled in the Sept. 13 issue, nomination materials may be used by sponsors for marketing purposes. Per editorial policy, sponsors are not involved in the judging or determination of award recipients.
Last year’s honorees, chosen from a pool of 139 nominees, were profiled in the Sept. 14, 2009 issue.
Again, the deadline for submissions is July 5; winners will be announced and profiled in the Sept. 13 issue. For more information, contact Editor David Burda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-649-5439.