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American Spirit: Defending Freedom

For the March/April issue of American Spirit, the magazine for the Daughters of the American Revolution, I interviewed Laura Murphy, director of the Washington legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). I got to learn all about her job defending freedom (hence the title of the article), the passion that helps motivate her on a daily basis, as well as get a glimpse into what one of Washington’s most powerful women likes to do in her free time. Spoiler alert: We bonded over being HGTV and Food Network junkies. Check out… Read more American Spirit: Defending Freedom

HealthTrust: Emerging Technologies in Infection Prevention

This was another article I wrote for the Q1 2015 issue of The Source, the magazine for members of HealthTrust Purchasing Group. I had less than a week to research, interview experts and write a brief article about self-disinfecting products that hospitals can use to stop the spread of hospital-acquired infections. I learned a lot, maybe too much, because as a result, I told one of my buddies from the gym, who is 80 and was getting ready to head to the hospital for surgery, to tell everyone who walked into his hospital room to… Read more HealthTrust: Emerging Technologies in Infection Prevention

HealthTrust’s The Source: A Pathway for Better Care

In the Q1 2015 issue of HealthTrust Purchasing Group’s member magazine, The Source, I explored the innovative methods members of Boston Medical Center’s pharmacy-based antimicrobial stewardship team have used to prevent the costly hospital-acquired infection C. diff. In addition to writing a main article about the program and its results, I also gave my editor a value-add: a sidebar outlining ways any hospital, not just a big, well-funded one like Boston Medical Center, can incorporate antimicrobial stewardship. Read the full article.

The Source: Adding Predictability to Energy Bills

For the Q4 2014 issue of The Source, the magazine for HealthTrust purchasing group, I wrote about one of HealthTrust’s many solutions to help hospitals curb costs, and in particular the unpredictable costs of energy, through natural gas and electricity procurement. Their strategy, which focuses heavily on hedging, is not just about securing the lowest price, but securing a price that hospitals can count on in the future. Read the full article.