Our series on nonprofit hospitals in North Carolina, "Prognosis: Profits," has been honored with the Bronze Medal in the annual Barlett and Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.
The series was a joint effort with The Charlotte Observer that we published in April, with follow-up stories that have continued through the year. It was reported and written by Joseph Neff, Ames Alexander, Karen Garloch and David Raynor.
This is a highly competitive and coveted award. We entered jointly with Charlotte, and finished behind the New York Times and USA Today. Honorable mentions went to Bloomberg News, the Chicago Tribune and Reuters.
This was an unusual project for us, a truly cooperative effort with the Observer that spanned a couple of years of reporting on North Carolina hospitals' role in driving up the cost of health care. We published the series in the spring, and as you saw from the recent story on chemotherapy drug markups, the reporting continues.
The award was announced Thursday morning.
-- Steve Riley