Stephanie O'Neill Health Care Correspondent
Stephanie O’Neill is the Health Care Correspondent for Southern California Public Radio. Her multi-platform journalism career includes reporting for public radio, public television and newspapers, including three years as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, four years as a staff reporter/columnist for the Contra Costa Times and two years as the first Los Angeles Bureau Chief for KQED’s statewide radio magazine, the "California Report.” She’s also been published in national magazines, including Columbia Journalism Review, New York Lawyer Magazine and Consumer Reports publications.
Prior to joining Southern California Public Radio, Stephanie produced hundreds of feature stories and breaking news reports that aired on NPR, Marketplace, Monitor Radio, AP Radio, the BBC and CBS Radio’s "The Osgood File." Her coverage has included environmental, legal and political features as well as reports on the 1992 L.A. Riot, the OJ Simpson criminal/civil trials and many of California’s largest earthquakes, floods and fires.
Stephanie's work has won awards from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association, the Los Angeles Press Club and the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. She is a 2014 NPR-Kaiser Health News Fellow and a 2013-2014 Fellow of the Regional Health Journalism Program conducted by the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Stephanie earned a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a B.A. In Political Science/Public Policy from the University of California, Davis.
Away from work, Stephanie enjoys riding her horses, hiking with her dogs and hanging out with her human friends and family.
Stories by Stephanie O'Neill
California will no longer seek reimbursement for general medical care. Federal law only requires states to seek payment for nursing home care.
Cedars-Sinai and accelerator startup Techstars are investing money and providing space and numerous mentors to help firms develop new products.
The warning level on AQMD's air quality index is red. That means it's unhealthy for everyone — not just people with respiratory problems.
The company says the court-ordered project cleaned the interiors of about 1,700 homes belonging to those still displaced by the natural gas leak.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers will not have to set up and run a countywide program as originally proposed. Instead, supervisors will review an industry education campaign in November.
The board has postponed four previous votes on a proposal that would force drug makers to design and pay for a disposal program for unused prescriptions and sharps.
California's doctor-assisted suicide law takes effect Thursday. Doctors who agree to participate can provide lethal drugs to terminally ill patients who qualify.
A lawsuit accuses the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District of violating federal law by failing to remove PCB-laden caulk from three schools.
Supervisor Antonovich will ask for another delay, this time to June 14. He also will call for the development of an interim take-back program.
Huntington Hospital in Pasadena is considering joining with Catholic hospitals in not participating with the law, which takes effect June 9. Will it matter?
The $415,000 fine covers 83 violations. They include failure to resolve an enrollee’s grievance and failure to adequately explain the reason for denying treatment.
L.A. County Supervisors are considering an ordinance that would require pharmaceutical firms to fund the nation’s largest drug and needle take-back program.
PPO plans, which don't require primary care referrals to see specialists, now must assign members a primary care doctor — but members don't have to use them.
A bill that would create a phone line with information about the state's new physician-assisted suicide law clears its first legislative hurdle.
Health officials want to know why 62 percent of Porter Ranch households surveyed report headaches, nausea and other problems even though the gas leak is capped.