McClatchy cited for coverage of veterans' health care

WASHINGTON — The McClatchy Washington Bureau was named this week as a winner of the National Institute for Health Care Management's annual awards for excellence in journalism.

The NIHCM Foundation, a Washington-based nonprofit organization that conducts research on health care issues, recognizes outstanding work in health care research, broadcast journalism and print journalism.

McClatchy National Correspondent Chris Adams was named winner in the general circulation print category for stories on veterans' health, which included a February 2007 story on gaps in the Department of Veterans Affairs mental health care system and a May 2007 story on the VA's tendency to exaggerate the record of its medical system.

The other journalism winners were ABC News and Workforce Management magazine.

The McClatchy Washington Bureau serves the company's 30 daily newspapers nationwide.