Read All About It: Sharp HealthCare Ventures Into the News Business
// By Lisa D. Ellis //
What happens to medical supplies and equipment once the items expire? How can you mix medications and supplements safely? What are some healthful and quick lunch recipes? These are just a few of the timely topics covered on Sharp Health News, a new website run by Sharp HealthCare, a nonprofit organization that serves 1 million patients in the San Diego area through four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, and two medical groups.
The news service was launched in October 2015 to serve as a channel through which the health system could share information, research, success stories, and expertise with journalists, consumers, and employees.
Commitment to Providing Leadership
With Sharp HealthCare recognized as one of the largest integrated health systems in the United States, its leaders recognize the importance of being on the cutting edge, both now and in the future. In today’s highly digitalized, patient-centered world, this commitment translates into finding new ways to extend the organization’s reach beyond the medical setting to provide people and journalists with information and resources to help them make sense of timely issues, research findings, and medical diagnoses, explains Jennifer Balanky, Manager of Digital Content for Sharp HealthCare.
To this end, Sharp Health News provides a wealth of information, research, success stories, and expertise revolving around chronic health conditions and issues in the local and national news.
For instance, breast cancer, the Zika virus, aging, and diabetes are just a few of the recent topics regularly addressed in the content on the website. There are also patient and employee stories, responses to breaking news stories, and ideas and advice for healthy living.
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