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The Hospitalist Earns Highest Honor from Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX)


The Hospitalist has grabbed the attention and interest of physicians and industry professionals across the country for 18 years. Now, it has the attention of another type of professional

body—the Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX), which presented the publication with the APEX Grand Award for Magazines, Journals, and Tabloids. [].

The annual awards, presented to corporate and nonprofit publications, received 2,075 total applications, including nearly 500 entries to the Magazines, Journals, and Tabloids category. Only 10 Grand Awards were presented in the category.

The Hospitalist also received an Award of Excellence in Health and Medical Writing for writer Bryn Nelson’s special report on the Affordable Care Act in the January 2014 issue.

On the APEX website [], category judges complimented The Hospitalist for its “appealing spreads, effective use of sidebars, numbered lists, and a bold headline schedule—all combining to complement the well written copy, which is informative and clearly well researched. The Obamacare special report insert is particularly informative and well designed.”

Published by Wiley Inc., The Hospitalist is the official newsmagazine of the Society of Hospital Medicine. The monthly newsmagazine has a circulation of about 25,000 and provides news, features, and information specific to hospitalists and the healthcare industry.

SHM President Burke Kealey, MD, SFHM, expressed his pride for the individuals who bring The Hospitalist together.

“SHM constantly strives to bring the very best to our members and other leaders in healthcare. These two APEX awards, especially the Grand Award, are evidence that we are delivering on that goal,” he wrote in an e-mail.

The Hospitalist has garnered seven APEX Awards in the past six years, as well as attaining finalist status for “Best Healthcare Business Publication” from Medical Marketing and Media in 2009.

Physician Editor Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSCR, SFHM, considers the high quality of writing and practical, relevant article topics two of the magazine’s biggest strengths. She thanked the editors for designing a creative repertoire of stories and for thinking of new ways to cover topics.

“A huge part of our success is keeping our finger on the pulse of our customer base and trying to figure out…what kind of information they’re seeking from a magazine like The Hospitalist,” she said. “We are continuously ensuring that we’re hearing the voice of the customer.”

Erin Petenko is a contributing writer for The Hospitalist.

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