Stephanie Innes is a senior reporter covering health on the (Tucson) Arizona Daily Star’s investigative team. She has covered religion, American Indian issues and has taught reporting at the University of Arizona. Her project will explain how difficult it is to make a well-informed decision in choosing an Arizona hospital, nursing home or assisted-living facility based on inadequate and hard-to-find patient-safety information and wants to create reader tool kits for overcoming these hurdles.
Her project includes:
- Hospital failures, lapses kept under wraps
- Facilities for elderly duck responsibility, advocates say
- Medical misdiagnoses put pressure on patients to stay engaged
- Hospital stays can bring on sudden — usually temporary — signs of dementia