Maura Lerner

Investigative reporter | Health
Phone: 612-673-7384
Maura Lerner is a medical writer and investigative reporter on the Star Tribune’s health team. Her work includes coverage of disease outbreaks and stories about doctors disciplined by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Her reporting has been recognized by the National Press Club, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Minnesota Associated Press and the Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award. Before joining the Star Tribune, Lerner was a senior producer for the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour on PBS, and a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Recent content from Maura Lerner

Health beat: Health insurer member owned, just like a food co-op

As an activist, Joel Albers has spent years campaigning for universal health care. And disparaging health insurance companies as bureaucratic...

Updated: March 23, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Flu claims four more lives in Minnesota

Four flu-related deaths were confirmed in Minnesota last week, bringing the season’s death toll to 180, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday. Numbers of new flu cases are tapering off.

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 07:22 PM

Patient sues Twin Cities clinic for role in meningitis outbreak

A Brooklyn Park woman is still being treated for aftereffects of receiving tainted-steroid shots.

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 05:39 AM

Nurses' union reaches compromise with Twin Cities hospitals over staffing legislation

Health Department will study staff ratios and patient care.

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 11:52 PM

Minnesota has enough radiation treatment centers, state says

Rival groups of cancer doctors have spent millions in a debate over radiation-center needs.

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 11:25 PM

Mayo Clinic tests do-it-yourself prenatal care

Mayo Clinic’s do-it-yourself experiment shows another way health care is changing under the pressure of reform.

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Health beat: A chilling 911 call echoes in Minnesota

You may have heard the chilling 911 call, when a dispatcher begged a nurse at a California retirement home to...

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 06:51 PM

C-section rates vary tenfold at hospitals, U of M study finds

The report suggests some surgical deliveries are performed for questionable reasons.

Updated: March 04, 2013, - 08:15 PM

Twin Cities cancer doctors, and their dollars, in turf battle

The two medical groups have spent millions on dueling lobbyists since 2007, when the Legislature imposed a moratorium on new radiation treatment facilities in 14 counties, including the Twin Cities.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 09:31 AM

Twin Cities security guards prepare for 1-day strike

With no talks scheduled, the union hopes walkout will bring companies back to table.

Updated: February 24, 2013, - 08:42 PM

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