A Grand Valley faculty member and freelance investigative journalist has once again been part of a comprehensive USA Today investigation, this time examining nursing home care during the pandemic.
In addition, the work done by the USA Today team that includes Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, assistant professor of multimedia journalism, has been cited by health policy advisors to President Joe Biden as the administration considers nursing home reform.
This investigation came on the heels of another project Kelly Lowenstein co-authored for USA Today in 2019 that addressed reverse mortgages, eventually leading to a hearing on Capitol Hill that drew on those findings.
The most recent project that Kelly Lowenstein co-authored for USA Today, "Dying for Care," was an investigation released this month. It started with a deep analysis of the nation's more than 15,000 nursing homes to see how they performed during a winter surge of COVID infections and deaths that started in late 2020.