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Christina Jewett

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Health and Welfare Reporter
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Bio

Christina Jewett is an investigative reporter focusing on health and welfare for California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting. She won the 2011 George Polk Award for medical reporting with reporting colleagues Lance Williams and Stephen K. Doig at California Watch. At ProPublica, she wrote about a chain of psychiatric hospitals plagued by substandard care and about the FDA’s failures to regulate medical-device safety. Her stories for ProPublica have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. A native of Indiana, Christina previously worked at The Sacramento Bee. Jewett was a 2010 Livingston Award finalist. Her reporting on criminal justice has been honored with awards from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

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My priorities

Health care costs and quality; state oversight of health and welfare systems; elder care; medical devices.

Recent Spotlight Articles

FBI, state target East Bay doctor for large prescriptions of painkillers
Three people died under the care of Dr. Edward Manougian, who has ordered so many OxyContin pills for low-income patients that he ranked as one of the state’s most prolific prescribers.
Prime hospital’s stent placements violated state regulations
For years Desert Valley Hospital in San Bernardino County has performed numerous stent procedures without a full license to do so. State inspectors have cited the hospital repeatedly.
When and why should patients get a coronary stent?
Doctors advise patients to weigh risks and benefits when considering a stent procedure for a blocked artery. Other treatment options may be effective.
Video: Tapping into Medicare's gold mine?
Darlene Courtois describes herself as overweight, not emaciated, so she was surprised to learn that her hospital billed Medicare for treating her for kwashiorkor, a dangerous form of malnutrition.
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