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
Improvements in hospital safety nationwide saved 50,000 lives and about $12 billion in a three-year period, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
More than a dozen leading health provider groups launch a campaign to promote Covered California's second open enrollment period.
A UCLA study finds many prostate cancer patients with life expectancies of less than ten years are receiving overly aggressive treatment.
Widespread HIV testing and treatment of all who test positive are key to slowing the spread of the disease nationwide, the agency says,
Here are some easy tips to keep you from inviting food poisoning to your Thanksgiving dinner table this year.
U.S. adults 65 and older are sicker and less able to access and pay for needed medical care than those in ten other high-income nations, the survey shows.
The insurance giants have taken steps to correct the problems, but the state says they must do more or face possible penalties.
The second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act runs from Nov. 15 through Feb. 15, 2015.
Don't miss out on your employer's annual health care open enrollment period, which typically happens in the fall.
A USC study predicts the number of Alzheimer’s patients will more than double by 2050, and that costs associated with their care will nearly quintuple.
AARP and the Ad Council unveil public service announcements directing Latino caregivers to resources and other support.
The CDC finds more people are getting skin cancer, and the cost of treating it outpaces the costs of treating any other cancer.
Firms with 50 or fewer employees can buy insurance through Covered California, but they are not required to under the Affordable Care Act.
A Harvard doctor's videos let patients see what aggressive intervention entails, enabling them to make more informed choices about their care.
Elderly Americans who need long-term care get it mainly from unpaid family and friends. A RAND study says that work is worth more than $520 billion a year.