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

First flu-related death of season is reported in Minnesota

First death reported; dramatic rise in cases at schools.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 08:20 PM

Health beat: 'Heads Up' video tries to cut risks of hockey

Most of the time, our instincts serve us well.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 06:54 PM

More independence sought for 5,000 nurse practitioners

A governor's task force says it's time to let nurse practicioners work independently -- in part, because of a coming shortage of primary care physicians. The proposal would need legislative approval

Updated: December 13, 2012, - 09:36 PM

Health beat: Doctor has Rx to trim deficit and shape up

As a physician, Dr. Michael Joyner isn't involved in the budget talks in Washington.

Updated: December 13, 2012, - 06:33 PM

Surgery for that? Depends where you live

Likelihood of having elective surgeries can vary greatly by location, study finds.

Updated: December 12, 2012, - 09:46 PM

'Warm, welcoming' mental health unit opens at Regions

St. Paul hospital replaces "depressing" psychiatric center.

Updated: December 07, 2012, - 08:01 PM

Newborn at hospital is brought to wrong mom for feeding

Abbott Northwestern error causes breast-feeding mixup involving two newborns.The hospital investigating.

Updated: December 06, 2012, - 11:47 PM

Minnesota accused of paying for ineligible abortions

Lawsuit alleges doctors billed for elective procedures.

Updated: November 29, 2012, - 07:45 PM

Health beat: Reducing patient falls, with several little steps

When Dr. Steven Mulder first heard about the statewide project -- to prevent patients from falling in Minnesota hospitals -- he was skeptical.

Updated: November 29, 2012, - 05:53 PM

Family homecoming for twins after 98 days in ‘preemie land’

For Sara and Nick Windschitl, the birth of premature twins was the start of a remarkable journey. Bryn weighed just 1 pound, 4 ounces. Nora weighed 2 pounds.

Updated: November 22, 2012, - 11:55 AM

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