FierceHealthcare welcomes new editor: Ron Shinkman

It's rare when you can mutter the words "novelist," "Jeopardy contestant" and "FierceHealthFinance" in the same breath. But Ron Shinkman, the new editor of FierceHealthFinance, makes it all possible. Besides writing a novel that one reviewer deemed a "wry thriller," Ron once won $12,000 as a Jeopardy contestant!

No doubt Ron amassed his plot ideas--not to mention mounds of miscellaneous trivia--during nearly two decades as a journalist. You may remember Ron from his years as the Los Angeles Bureau Chief of Modern Healthcare, where he focused on corporate governance issues. Or maybe you recognize his byline from the Los Angeles Business Journal, where he covered the healthcare and insurance beats. He has also written for HealthLeaders Media and Trustee magazine. We're thrilled that Ron brings so much experience to our team of dedicated healthcare journalists. Welcome Ron!

Fierce's healthcare group now boasts eight publications read by more than 175,000 email subscribers. And we continue to grow! We look forward to expanding our news coverage in healthcare leadership, finance, IT and beyond--to bring you even more exclusive reports, interviews and information. And as always, please feel free to contact us anytime with your feedback, suggestions, questions and comments. We're here to serve you!


Wendy Johnson, publisher