New year, new focus on digital-first content

January 2024

As we ring in the new year, Catholic Health World also is ringing in some changes to get our stories to readers more quickly and to give staff more time to focus on coverage.

First, we will be making better use of our website, Breaking stories, such as new CEO appointments, will appear there first, as will most of our coverage of innovative programs, forward-thinking leaders and challenging issues across Catholic health care. We will send out weekly emails to point readers to the newest content.

We also plan to offer more visual elements — such as slideshows and videos — on the website. We have seen Catholic health systems making smart use of these features on their websites and in their social media. We hope to tap some of those same resources to elevate our coverage.

Second, we are scaling back our print issues to once a month. Each issue will continue to provide compelling stories, but we’ll be keeping most of them shorter, in line with reader preferences. In some cases, we will point readers to longer versions of stories online.

Moving to this digital-first strategy will better align Catholic Health World with how other news organizations are operating. The approach also is more environmentally friendly, since we’ll be cutting back on our paper use. Most importantly, we will have more time and energy to report on topics of interest to CHA members.

What will remain consistent as we start this new year and this new strategy is our commitment to keeping our readers informed on how CHA and its members are leading in advancing the best medical practices and in providing equitable access to quality health care.

— Lisa Eisenhauer Editor, Catholic Health World

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