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Steven Ross Johnson


Steven Ross Johnson has been a staff reporter for Modern Healthcare magazine since 2013 and covers issues involving public health and other healthcare news. Johnson has been a freelance reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Progress Illinois, the Chicago Reporter and the Times of Northwest Indiana and a government affairs reporter for the Courier-News in Elgin, Ill. He received a bachelor's degree in communications from Columbia College in Chicago and a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Parkland patient Shalundria Bell, center, was first diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at age 30. The aggressive form of cancer is more likely to be diagnosed in younger African-Americans and Latinas.

Parkland uses tech to home in on breast cancer disparities

February 23, 2019

Dr. Esmaeil Porsa, Parkland Health & Hospital's executive vice president and chief strategy and integration officer, said technology has played an important role as it analyzed its community and ultimately decide to tackle breast cancer disparities.

Clinicians at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., distribute home colorectal cancer screening kits at the annual Asian Health Services Health Fair last September.

Hospitals test ways to address social needs

February 23, 2019

The American Hospital Association's Hospital Community Cooperative seeks to learn better approaches to managing population health from providers that have spent years addressing such issues.


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