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
SCAN says the hack occurred between March and June. The intruders saw information on some members' medical conditions, and perhaps a few Social Security numbers.
The measure would require health plans to notify policyholders in writing if state regulators deem a premium rate hike "unreasonable or not justified."
Legislation that allows terminally ill people to get access to drugs not yet approved by the FDA moves toward the governor's desk.
Techstars has teamed up with Cedars-Sinai to help health care entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality.
The increasingly common practice can lead to much higher costs as unwitting patients are billed at outpatient rates while thinking they are inpatients.
You can catch meningitis if a sick person sneezes on you, if you're exposed to their infected saliva through a kiss, or if you share eating utensils or drinks.
The FDA says it causes health problems. Advocates say it cures a host of maladies.
More than 100 area hospitals will receive fewer Medicare dollars for readmitting too many patients. The average penalty is higher than last year.
Supervisors approve $11.5 million for nine providers — including medical centers, clinics and the L.A. LGBT Center — to provide Truvada to high-risk patients.
Lebowski doesn’t get hurt, but there are those who fear an increase in real-life risky driving if on Nov. 8 Californians vote to legalize recreational marijuana.
As California voters ponder legalizing recreational marijuana, science complicates efforts to develop a reliable method for determining whether a driver is high.
One initiative seeks to create a global "cancer map" using data provided by patients around the world. The goal is to help patients make better treatment decisions.
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.