Yay, Kay! The Boston Globe’s Kay Lazar has just won first place in beat reporting from the Association of Health Care Journalists for her coverage of health policy and aging.
I have just one quibble with the association’s prize: It’s a bit late. She should also have won for her amazing 2009 story on the partial face transplant at Brigham and Women’s, precursor to this week’s news of a full face transplant. That article is, annoyingly, not available for free anymore on boston.com, but it’s worth the archive fee to read her beautiful account of Joseph Helfgot, the son of Auschwitz survivors who donated his organs to help others.
The Globe features Kay’s prize-winning stories here, and they include these headlines:
Antipsychotic drug use for dementia patients is questioned
Short-term customers boosting health costs
A family struggles with Alzheimer’s
Medicaid contracts with UMass Medical School unit scrutinized
Mass. aims to cut drug overuse for dementia