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Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Print Journalism Award Winners

GenCirc 201925th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2019)

2019 Finalists

GenCirc 201824th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2018)

2018 Finalists

GC 2017 223rd Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2017)

2017 Finalists

Carreyrou Gen Circ Winner 201622nd Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2016)

2016 Finalists

Elizabeth Rosenthal at Podium 921st Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2015)

Mississippi Burning Group Posing with Award2015 Finalists

20th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2014)  

  • Winner, General Circulation: Ellen Gabler, Mark Johnson, John Fauber, Allan James Vestal, Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Deadly Delays,” (series): November-December 2013.
  • Honorable Mention, General Circulation: Dave Philipps (reporter), Michael Ciaglo (photographer), Colorado Springs Gazette, “Other than Honorable,” (series): May-October 2013.
  • Trade Publication: Joe Carlson, Modern Healthcare, “You Don't Always Get What You Pay For,” October 26, 2013

2014 Finalists

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19th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2013)

  • Winner, General Circulation: Fred Schulte, Joe Eaton, David Donald, Gordon Witkin, The Center for Public Integrity, “Cracking the Codes” (series): September-October 2012.
  • Honorable Mention, General Circulation: Geeta Anand, Betsy McKay, Gautam Naik, The Wall Street Journal, “TB: A Menace Returns” (series): 1/19/12, 6/20/12, 9/8/12, 11/23/12 (1), 11/23/12 (2), 11/26/12, 12/19/12, 12/26/12, 12/31/12
  • Trade Publication: Haydn Bush, Hospitals & Health Networks, “Health Care’s Costliest 1%” (series): September 2012, October 2012, November 2012

2013 Finalists

18th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2012)

  • General Circulation: *Michael J. Berens, Ken Armstrong, The Seattle Times, "Methadone and the Politics of Pain" (series): December 11-13, 2011.
  • Winner, Trade Publication: Carol Patton, Human Resource Executive, "Coupon Overdose," June 2, 2011.
  • Honorable Mention, Trade Publication: Bill Coffin, National Underwriter Life & Health, "Tragic Tale," November 7, 2011.

2012 Finalists

17th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2011)

  • General Circulation: *Marshall Allen, Alex Richards, Las Vegas Sun staff, Las Vegas Sun, "Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas" (series): 6/27/10, 8/8/10, 9/19/10, 11/14/10, 12/26/10.
  • Trade Publication: Joe Carlson, Modern Healthcare, "Bad for business," August 2, 2010.

2011 Finalists

16th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2010)

  • General Circulation: Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, “The Cost Conundrum," June 1, 2009.
  • Runner-up, General Circulation: John Fauber, Susanne Rust, Meg Kissinger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Side Effects” (series): 1/11/09, 1/12/09, 1/25/09, 2/27/09, 4/28/09, 6/21/09, 8/9/09, 8/16/09, 11/8/09, 12/24/09 .
  • Trade Publication: Joe Carlson, Modern Healthcare, “Trauma to the System," November 30, 2009.
  • Honorable Mention: Nancy Watzman, Bill Allison, Sarah Dorsey, Luke Rosiak, Noah Kunin, Kerry Mitchell, Anu Narayanswamy, Sunlight Foundation, “The Heart of the Matter: How Congress and Special Interests Kept Crucial Clinical Trial Data Secret.”

15th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2009)

  • General Circulation: John Carreyrou, Barbara Martinez and Geeta Anand, The Wall Street Journal, Nonprofit Hospitals (series): 4/4/08, 4/28/08, 6/28-29/08, 8/28/08, 8/30-31/08, 10/14/08, 11/21/08, 12/12/08, supporting articles: 12/18/08, 2/13/09, 2/18/09
  • Trade Publication: Shelley Wood, theHeart.org (by WebMD), The Myxo Ring Mix-Up (series)
2008 GenCirc Winner   Nancy Chris Adams McClatchy Bill Marino past Chairman

14th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2008)

  • General Circulation: Chris Adams, McClatchy Newspapers, “VA Mental Health Crisis,” February 5, March 27, May 10, September 16 , November 28, and December 20, 2007 (series).
  • Trade Publication: Jeremy Smerd, Workforce Management Magazine, for a pair of stories: “Backfire at Boeing,” February 26, 2007 and "Doctor's Error, Your Expense,” June 11, 2007.

13th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2007)

  • General Circulation: Jane Hansen, "Through Hell and High Water," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 2006. 
  • Trade Publication: Robert Lowes, "Crisis in Health Care: Does Vic Wood Have the Answer?" Medical Economics, December 16, 2006.
2006 GenCirc Winner   Geeta Anand WSJ w Bill Marino past chairman

12th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2006)

  • Winner, General Circulation: Geeta Anand, "The Most Expensive Drugs," (series) The Wall Street Journal, November 15, November 16, December 1, December 28 2005.
  • Honorable Mention, General Circulation: Gilbert Gaul, "Chronic Condition: The Waste in Medicare Spending," (series) The Washington Post, July 24 - 26, 2005. 
  • Trade Publication: Laura Benko, "Chronic Questions," Modern Healthcare, August 8, 2005.2006 GenCirc HonMent.   Gilbert Gaul WaPo w Bill Marino past chairman
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11th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2005)

  • Winner, General Circulation: Clifton Leaf, "Why We're Losing the War on Cancer (And How to Win It)," FORTUNE Magazine, March 22, 2004
  • Honorable Mention, General Circulation: *Diana K. Sugg, "If I Die," (series) The Baltimore Sun, Dec. 19-22, 2004.
  • Trade Publication: Katherine Barrett, Richard Greene, and Michele Mariani, "A Case of Neglect," Governing Magazine Special Issue, February 2004

10th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2004)

  • Winner, General Circulation: *Geeta Anand, Elena Cherney, Peter Landers, Laura Landro, Laurie McGinley, Antonio Regalado and Bernard Wysocki, Jr., "Who Gets Health Care?," The Wall Street Journal
  • Honorable Mention, General Circulation: *Thomas M. Burton and Kevin Helliker, "The Menace of Aortic Aneurysms," The Wall Street Journal and Steve Twedt "The Cost of Courage," Pittsburgh Post Gazette
  • Winner, Trade Publication: Steve Ellman, "Code of Silence," Daily Business Review
  • Honorable Mention, Trade Publication: Mary Chris Jaklevic, "It's More Than Just Tenet," Modern Healthcare
2003 Print Winners   Nancy Cinda Becker Modern Healthcare Leonard Schaeffer past chairman Leslie Boyd Asheville Citizen Times Bruce Jaspen  Michael Berens both Chicago Tribune

9th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2003)

  • Winner, General Circulation: Michael J. Berens and Bruce Japsen, "Unhealthy Hospitals," Chicago Tribune, July 21-23, 2002 (3-part series).
  • Honorable Mention, General Circulation: Leslie Boyd, "Ethan's Story," Asheville Citizen-Times, December 29, 2002 p. A18
  • Trade Publication: Cinda Becker, "Stuck in the Middle," Modern Healthcare, October 21, 2002, pp. 4, 5, 14.

8th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2002)

  • Winner, General Circulation: Ken Foskett and Ann Hardie, "Dying in Darkness," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 2-3, 2001.
  • Honorable Mention, General Circulation: Diane Solov and Regina McEnery, "Will Your ER Be There for You?" The Plain Dealer, April 1-2, 2001
  • Honorable Mention, General Circulation: Steve Twedt , "It's a Crime," The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 15-18, 2001 (4-part series)
  • Trade Publication: David Ollier Weber, "Getting the Jump on Leapfrog," COR Healthcare Market Strategist, Volume 2, Number 12, December 2001

7th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2001)

  • Winner, General Circulation: Melinda Roth, "State of Pain," The River Front Times, February 9, 2000.
  • Honorable Mention, General Circulation: W. Matt Meyer, Tonya Smith-King, and Wendy Wilson, "What's Killing Us?" The Jackson Sun, September 2000,
  • Honorable Mention, General Circulation: Malia Rulon,"Unhealthy Cuts," Associated Press, February 15, 2000.
  • Winner, Trade Publication: Jessica Portner, "Teen Suicide: The Silent Epidemic," Education Week, April 12, 2000 (Part I)
  • Honorable Mention, Trade Publication: Emil Vernarec , "Depression in the Workforce: Seeing the Cost in a Fuller Light," Business Health, April 2000 and June 2000 (Series)

6th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (2000)

  • General Circulation: Larry Tye, "Patients at Risk," The Boston Globe.
  • Trade Publication: Joanne Todd, "The Trouble with Mergers," Healthcare Business Media, September-October 1999, pp. 92-101.
  • Children and Family Health: Sara Selis, "The Troubled Teen Business," Healthcare Business Media, March-April 1999, pp. 34-38, 55
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5th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (1999)

  • Winner, General Circulation: *Robert Whitaker and Dolores Kong, "Doing Harm: Research on the Mentally Ill," The Boston Globe, November 15-18, 1998
  • Honorable Mention, General Circulation: Bonnie Harris, Joe Fahy, and Steve Healy, "The Tarnished Years: How The Nursing Home System Fails Our Seniors," The Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis News, June 21-26, 1998
  • Winner, Trade Publication: Scott Hensley, "Out for Blood," Modern Healthcare, June 22, 1998
  • Honorable Mention, Trade Publication: Steve Heimoff, "Cash Cows," California Medicine, March 1998
  • Children and Family Health: Joe Calderone, Kevin Flynn, Jon Naso, Tom Robbins, and Raphael Sugarman, "Asthma: The Silent Epidemic," The Daily News, February 22, 23, 24, 25, and March 1, 1998 (Series).

4th Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (1998)

  • General Circulation: *Russell Carollo and Jeff Nesmith, The Dayton Daily News, "Unnecessary Danger," October 5-11, 1997, p. 32-35, 46.
  • Trade Publication: Mark Hagland, "When IPA's Fail," California Medicine, September 1997

3rd Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (1997)

  • General Circulation: Boston Globe Spotlight Team, "For Profit Medicine Arrives in Massachusetts," The Boston Globe.
  • Trade Publication: Greg Borzo, "Breaking the E-Code," American Medical News.

2nd Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (1996)

  • General Circulation: Cheryl W. Thompson, "Heart Trouble at KU Med," Kansas City Star, May 7, 1995
  • Trade Publication: Harris Meyer, "The Quagmire of Medicaid Reform," American Medical News, 1995
1995 Large Circ Winner  HonMens   Leonard Schaeffer past chairman Melinda Beck Newsweek unIDd Fred Schulte Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

1st Annual Health Care Print Journalism Award (1995)

  • Large Circulation: *Fred Schulte and Jenni Bergal, "Profits from Pain," Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, December 25, 1994, p. 16.
  • Small Circulation: Amber Smith, "The Bypass Business," Syracuse Herald Journal

* Pulitzer Prize winner or nominee