A persuasive writer, dynamic editor and audience advocate for companies ranging in services from health care to financial, and from real estate to appraisal. Ability to work cooperatively with employees as diverse as CEOs, physicians, nurses, salespeople and engineers. Extensive experience as a manager with responsibility for determining budgets.

Critical Values, October 2012

October 5th, 2012

CV-October2012 Sara Patterson served as the Editor for this issue of Critical Values focused on Fused Diagnostics, which encompasses genomics, personalized medicine, and informatics for patients. For the feature article, Sara interviewed Dr. Wayne Grody of the University of California at Los Angeles, and Dr. John Tomaszewski of the University of Buffalo who are both conducting ground-breaking work in genomics and informatics in the area of diagnosing diseases.

 
 
 
 
 

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Critical Values, October 2012 Issue

 

Critical Values, July 2011

July 11th, 2011

For the July issue of Critical Values focused on leadership, Sara Patterson wrote an in-depth feature of C. Bruce Alexander, MD, FASCP, who spearheads the pathology residency program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and who is currently the President-Elect for the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She interviewed author Carl Schoonover about his book, Portraits of the Mind: Visually the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century, which takes complicated scientific discoveries about the brain and makes them understandable for lay readers. Pathologists, physicians, and patients are learning more about personalized treatments for melanoma, the deadly skin cancer, by sharing information online and collaborating, Ms. Patterson reports. In this issue of the magazine, she served as managing editor and used InDesign copy editing software to work collaboratively with the design team and streamlined production.

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Critical Values, July 2011 Issue

 

Critical Values, April 2011

April 14th, 2011

Promoted to Managing Editor of Critical Values, Sara Patterson wrote a profile of pathologist Kathryn Rizzo, MD, FASCP, who determined in eighth grade that she would become a doctor and then followed those steps to become a doctor, as well as edited and summarized an interview of artist Laura Ferguson who creates an inside-out anatomy of the human body in her artwork. To fit with the April issue’s focus on “Data Deluge,” she interviewed several laboratory professional members of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) who earned the ASCP Board of Certification qualification in laboratory informatics about how it improved their career opportunities and fit into the data revolution for health care.

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Critical Values, April 2011 Issue

 

Connections Magazine, Spring 2009 Issue

March 14th, 2009

As the Editor, Sara Patterson selected a feature story that involves the intervention of three NorthShore physicians to save the health and life of a young father with a tumor on his spine.

Sara wrote the story of a breast cancer patient who achieves the best health outcome by following an individualized program of care devised by NorthShore surgeons and physicians. Another story that Sara wrote for this issue is about a patient with severe sepsis whose life is saved by a NorthShore surgeon. A lifelong resident of Evanston, the patient’s life was saved twice by physicians at Evanston Hospital, when he was a baby and then when he was middle-aged.

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Connections Magazine, Spring 2009 Issue

 

Connections Magazine, Fall 2008 Issue

October 14th, 2008

Sara Patterson wrote this feature story centering on a woman from the Boston area who comes to NorthShore for a risk-reducing, nipple-sparing mastectomy and reconstructive surgery performed by highly trained surgeons at NorthShore.

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Connections Magazine, Fall 2008 Issue

 

 

 

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