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Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News’s John A. Hartford senior correspondent, is an enterprise reporter focusing on acute care and end-of-life issues. She has an extensive background in medical reporting, including 12 years as a health writer at USA TODAY, where she led a yearlong series on the neglect of people with mental illness. Her work for USA TODAY won the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. Her investigation of dangerous doctors, written while working at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, in 2002, won two National Press Club awards and led Virginia lawmakers to toughen state laws for disciplining physicians.