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Marshall Allen is a reporter for ProPublica. His "Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas," written in collaboration with Alex Richards for the Las Vegas Sun, was honored with several journalism awards, including winning the Harvard Kennedy School's 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and coming in as a Pulitzer Prize finalist for local reporting. His health-care coverage was recognized as the best in the country in 2009 by the Association of Healthcare Journalists (AHCJ). In 2007, he won second place for his beat reporting for the Sun where he spent five years before coming to ProPublica in 2011. Before he was in journalism, Allen spent five years in full-time ministry, including three years in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a Master's degree in Theology.
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July 15, 2013, 11:23 a.m.Over the course of his 16-year career as a registered nurse, Charles Cullen murdered at least 40 patients – making him one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. Author Charles Graeber chronicled Cullen’s killing spree in his book, The Good Nurse, and shares the chilling backstory.
Feb. 11, 2013, 3:58 p.m.ProPublica's Marshall Allen, Olga Pierce and Blair Hickman walk us through their ongoing series on patient safety, and how it’s essentially inverted the investigative process by incorporating community and crowdsourcing efforts long before they’ve published a single traditional story.
Jan. 28, 2013, 1:51 p.m.ProPublica reporter Marshall Allen interviews Deadspin's Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey about breaking the story of the three hoaxes involving college football player Manti Te'o.
Jan. 9, 2013, 3:43 p.m.Dr. Elaine Goodman says hospital culture has to embrace the notion that reporting and tracking medical errors are a positive, not punitive, step: “It’s not enough just to have caring, qualified people to keep the patient safe.”
Jan. 4, 2013, 10:50 a.m.More than 2,000 people — patients, doctors, nurses — have joined our Facebook group to debate causes and solutions to the problem of patients being harmed while receiving care.
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Oct. 10, 2012, 12:26 p.m.Drugs produced at ‘compounding’ pharmacies — like the steroids suspected of 15 meningitis deaths — are exempt from the safety checks that mass-produced pharmaceuticals receive.
Sep. 25, 2012, 10:34 a.m.Patient safety flaws remain hidden if no one finds out about them. Now, a federal health care quality agency is planning a new effort to encourage disclosure of medical mistakes.
Sep. 18, 2012, 2:36 p.m.Be part of the patient safety conversation, get regular updates and share stories or views
Sep. 18, 2012, 2:31 p.m.New report analyzes the cost of medical waste in America.
Sep. 18, 2012, 2:30 p.m.In his new book, surgeon Marty Makary gives his thoughts on why patient harm persists, and what to do about it. He sat down with us for a Q&A.
Sep. 18, 2012, 2:30 p.m.Patient safety advocate Rosemary Gibson thinks the too-big-to-fail health care industry lacks accountability and a forceful mandate to improve.
Aug. 8, 2012, 12:41 p.m.As Hospital Corporation of America comes under scrutiny, experts say unnecessary heart procedures are common, costing taxpayers, driving insurance premiums and putting patients at risk.
July 20, 2012, 10:37 a.m.The death of 12-year-old Rory Staunton from septic shock prompted NYU's Langone Medical Center to revamp its emergency room procedures to address a startling lapse. History shows that the profession is unlikely to learn from this mistake.
July 12, 2012, 2:06 p.m.After eight years, the hospital that performed Jerry Carswell's autopsy acknowledges it has his heart, but still won't give it to his wife.
June 15, 2012, 2:36 p.m.In all the talk about the Supreme Court’s impending health care reform ruling, one question is often overlooked: What might happen to the many patient safety and quality of care provisions sprinkled through the Affordable Care Act?
June 11, 2012, 1:50 p.m.John Branch, a sports reporter for the New York Times, joins ProPublica’s Marshall Allen for a MuckReads podcast to discuss his series on hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard and the culture of violence that led to his untimely death.
May 30, 2012, 6:56 a.m.Charlie Ornstein and Tracy Weber talk about the money docs get from drug companies, and why it matters.
Dec. 15, 2011, 12:44 p.m.For almost eight years, Linda Carswell has been trying to find out how her husband died. Her quest has led to a fraud judgment against a hospital as well as autopsy reform in Texas. But she’s still seeking answers — and the return of his heart.
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