Editorial Mission

Millions of people come to Healthgrades to compare providers, review hospital quality, make appointments with clinical providers, prepare for their healthcare appointments, and research our comprehensive health and wellness information.

The Healthgrades editorial team develops complete, objective and meaningful health information across digital platforms to help people choose the right doctor, right hospital and right care.

Healthgrades is the long-standing leader in making information on hospitals and providers more accessible and transparent. Our hospital performance ratings, clinical outcomes, and patient safety data provide an objective view of quality in America’s hospitals. Combined with our in-depth provider profiles, personalized decision tools, and credible health content, you can research, select and connect with a provider or hospital that fits your specific healthcare needs.

Our editorial content provides condition, treatment and wellness content to help keep you in your best health. Whether you’re researching a specific symptom, condition or procedure, or you’re simply seeking information on staying healthy, you’ll find the information you need at Healthgrades.

Healthgrades Editorial Leadership

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    Nickey Scarborough

    Nickey Scarborough leads the team responsible for serving Healthgrades users by creating content that best supports choosing the right doctor and the right care. From appointment guides and health tools to physician insights and health features, Nickey oversees content development for Healthgrades.com, our publisher partners as well as health system clients.

  • Shelley Hoffmann
    Shelley Hoffmann
    Shelley Hoffmann is the Senior Director of Content for Healthgrades. She is a three-time Emmy-nominated multiplatform executive producer with more than 20 years of experience developing and producing linear television, digital video, and sponsored editorial content at brands including ABC Television, A&E, Cooking Channel, Food Network, PBS, and Turner.
  • Christine Moore headshot
    Christine Moore

    Christine Moore is a senior digital content strategist, editor and writer for Healthgrades with more than 20 years’ experience in digital media. In her role, she oversees the editorial calendar and development of new content covering a diverse range of health topics.

  • Carol Dawson Fehringer head shot
    Carol Dawson Fehringer

    Carol Dawson Fehringer is managing editor for Healthgrades with more than 20 years’ experience in writing, editing and content design across a variety of disciplines including digital media, technical marketing, and business communications.

Healthgrades Contributors

Our writers include physicians, pharmacists, and registered nurses with firsthand clinical experience. Many of our writers are health authors, podcasters, and members of professional organizations including the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Association of Health Care Journalists.

All new writers undergo review by the Healthgrades editorial team, including past credits and writing samples. Healthgrades writers have contributed to other national publications including the Washington Post, CNN, Newsweek, Teen Vogue, U.S. News & World Report, and Medscape.

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