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Rose Hoban spent more than six years as the health reporter for North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC, where she covered health care, state health policy, science and research with a focus on public health issues.She left to start North Carolina Health News after watching many of her professional peers Hoban took a circuitous route into journalism—after a decade of practicing nursing, she put down her stethoscope, picked up a pen, and enrolled at UC Berkeley’s journalism school. While at Berkeley, she also earned a master’s in public health policy. Hoban has also aired stories on PRI’s The World, NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and News and Notes, Living on Earth, the California Report and KQED FM news. She’s also published in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and the Anchorage Daily News and in the North Carolina Medical Journal. She spent three years as a weekly freelance contributor to Voice of America radio news, where she wrote about research and international public health issues. Hoban’s work has been recognized both regionally and nationally with numerous awards, including the broadcast journalism’s highest award—the Columbia-DuPont, a Gracie Award, an Edward R Morrow award, and a Society for Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade award. In 2010, she was awarded a fellowship by the Association of Health Care Journalists to do in-depth reporting on North Carolina’s mental health system. She has also been a Knight Digital Media Fellow. Hoban has an undergraduate degree in architecture from Columbia and another in nursing from the Catholic University of America. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, a computer scientist.

Patient Advocates Push for Limits on Step-Therapy Prescription Practices

Patient Advocates Push for Limits on Step-Therapy Prescription Practices

By Thomas Goldsmith Patients, doctors and family members affected by the prescription practice called “step therapy” brought..

June 17, 2016 with 2 Comments
Keeping Kids Out of Prison by Intervening Early

Keeping Kids Out of Prison by Intervening Early

A multi-agency program in Western North Carolina offers care to adolescents at the first signs of trouble. By Taylor Sisk Criminal justice..

May 23, 2016
North Carolina Hospitals Honored for ‘Treating Their Neighbors’

North Carolina Hospitals Honored for ‘Treating Their Neighbors’

Seven rural North Carolina hospitals receive national recognition for excellence. By Taylor Sisk These are trying times for the state’s..

May 12, 2016
HHS Acts To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

HHS Acts To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

In states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, prisoners are eligible for the program once they’re released. By..

May 2, 2016
The Dark Side of Recycling

The Dark Side of Recycling

Recycling may make you feel better about the garbage you generate, but workers in the recycling industry often experience a darker side. By..

April 14, 2016
Rural Hospitals Embrace Population Health in Quest for Relevance

Rural Hospitals Embrace Population Health in Quest for Relevance

Rural hospital administrators are recognizing that their foremost responsibilities lie beyond the hospital’s doors. By Taylor Sisk There..

March 4, 2016
Local-Government Bill Changes Well-Water Permitting

Local-Government Bill Changes Well-Water Permitting

By Gabe Rivin A bill that received final approval in the General Assembly and will make several changes to the way county health..

September 17, 2015
Wake Mental Health Patients Face Long Emergency Department Stays

Wake Mental Health Patients Face Long Emergency Department Stays

A confluence of events in late January led to dozens of mental health patients waiting for days in WakeMed’s emergency department and..

February 11, 2015
Health Care Advocates Anxiously Await Details of Medicaid Budget or Cuts

Health Care Advocates Anxiously Await Details of Medicaid Budget or Cuts

After weeks of delay on a budget proposal in the North Carolina General Assembly, legislative leaders held a press conference Tuesday to..

July 29, 2014
Rep. Jim Fulghum Dead at 70

Rep. Jim Fulghum Dead at 70

The retired neurosurgeon was a freshman representative who spent most of his time in the legislature focused on health care issues. By Rose..

July 20, 2014
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