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From Yale Tennis to Uncovering Health Care Corruption: Karl Stark’s Career in Journalism and Finances

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 28, 2024
Track the Money: Leveraging platforms such as HospitalFinances.org | Webinar

Karl Stark is an AHCJ member and Director of Content Strategy & Editor in Residence at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. His work focuses on encouraging LDI Fellows to write for the public, and he has a passion for investigative reporting. Prior to his current role, he spent over thirty years at the Philadelphia Inquirer, holding positions such as Health Editor, Business News Editor, and National/Foreign Editor. During this time, he led investigative reporting that resulted in the indictment of top executives at Allegheny health system. Stark is also a past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists and a co-author of AHCJ’s “Covering the Quality of Health Care – A Resource Guide for Journalists.”

In addition to his work with AHCJ, Karl Stark is also an expert in hospital finances. He will lead a session on covering hospital finances during AHCJ’s annual meeting. This session is part of a four-part series called “Follow the Money,” which is available to journalists for free thanks to the generous support of the NIHCM Foundation. During this series, Karl will demonstrate how to use AHCJ’s hospitalfinances.org site and other tools to report on hospitals’ financial well-being.

Karl Stark’s career as a journalist began at Yale University, where he was a varsity tennis player and also competed in skating alongside his sister Julie. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to uncovering important information and making it accessible to the public. His expertise in hospital finances and his passion for investigative reporting make him an ideal speaker for AHCJ’s annual meeting.

By Samantha Nguyen

As a content writer at newsqwe.com, I am passionate about crafting engaging and informative articles that captivate our audience. With a background in journalism and a keen eye for detail, I strive to deliver content that is not only well-researched but also adds value to our readers' lives. From breaking news stories to in-depth features, I take pride in my ability to tell compelling stories that resonate with our diverse audience. When I'm not typing away at my keyboard, you can find me exploring new cafes, practicing yoga, or getting lost in a good book. I am thrilled to be a part of the newsqwe.com team and look forward to sharing my love for writing with all of our readers.

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