Carl Stark, a member of the Association of Healthcare Journalists (AHCJ) and director of content strategy and editor-in-chief at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, will lead a webinar on how to use AHCJ’s and other tools to report on a hospital’s financial well-being. The webinar is part of the four-part series “Follow the Money,” which is available to journalists free of charge thanks to the generous support of the NIHCM Foundation.

Stark’s work at LDI focuses on encouraging fellows to write for the public. Prior to his current role, he spent more than thirty years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, serving as health editor, business news editor, and national/foreign editor. His investigative reporting on the bankrupt Allegheny Health System led to the indictment of three of its executives. Stark also served as president of AHCJ and co-authored its “Covering Healthcare Quality – A Resource Guide for Journalists.” His session on covering hospital finances is a highlight at the AHCJ annual meeting. He graduated from Yale University where he was a varsity tennis player and also competed in figure skating with his sister Julie.

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