Sharp HealthCare Launches News Site Featuring Original Content, Analysis of Emerging Health Trends
Sharp HealthCare announced the launch of Sharp Health News, an online news site featuring engaging and original stories about medical breakthroughs, new technology and health and wellness.
Sharp HealthCare is the first health system in San Diego to create a fully developed interactive news site for media and consumers — modeled after other successful news sites in health care and other industries.
"As one of the largest integrated health systems in the nation serving more than one million patients a year, we have a wealth of health and medical expertise to share not only throughout San Diego, but also across the country," said Diane Lofgren, senior vice president of marketing at Sharp. "With the changing media landscape and the explosion of online and social media, launching our own newsroom is the perfect vehicle to keep that important information flowing on a daily basis to help us all lead healthier lives."
"Every day we have news to share about the latest medical treatments and technology here at Sharp and other breakthroughs from around the world," said Pam Hardy, managing editor of Sharp Health News. "Our goal is to help people understand what these developments might mean for their own health and for that of their families."
Among the topics covered are cancer, caregiving, children's and digestive health, exercise and fitness, heart health, nutrition, orthopedics, pregnancy, aging, technology and women's health.
Recent stories include:
- Kids and screen time: how much is too much?: How to determine appropriate limits on TV and other electronic devices.
- Seeing tumors in 3-D: A new screening option allows doctors to detect breast cancer earlier.
- Sharp Grossmont volunteer uses music for healing: 24-year-old pianist shares his love for music with patients and guests at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
The site will produce two or more stories a day, seven days a week, including video stories and infographics. Stories feature doctors, nurses and other contributors from Sharp's four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and Sharp Health Plan and are easily sharable via social media.
For more information on Sharp Health News, visit www.sharp.com/news.
About Sharp HealthCare
Sharp HealthCare, San Diego's most comprehensive health care delivery system, is recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, cancer, multi-organ transplantation, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's health, home health and hospice services. Sharp HealthCare has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. The Sharp system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan. To learn more about Sharp, visit www.sharp.com or stay connected with Sharp on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.