Christina Saint Louis, correspondent, covers rural health care. Based in Minneapolis, she reports primarily on the Upper Midwest. She joined KFF Health News from the Star Tribune’s public safety team, where she reported on policing and crime in Minneapolis. Originally from Stuart, Florida, she was previously an investigative reporter at the Miami Herald after having become the first recipient of its Esserman-Knight Investigative Journalism Fellowship. She received her master’s degree from the Toni Stabile Program in Investigative Journalism at Columbia University.
Home sweet parking lot: Some hospitals welcome RV living for patients, families, and workers
By: Christina Saint Louis, KFF Health News - July 27, 2023
This story originally appeared at KFF Health News. Jim Weaver has had two major surgeries in the past decade: one to remove cancerous tumors from his bladder and another to clear a blocked artery. Weaver, 70, knew that after he emerged from surgery, he’d want privacy. But because he and his wife drove more than […]
Rural seniors benefit from pandemic-driven remote fitness boom
By: Christina Saint Louis, KFF Health News - January 18, 2023
This story originally appeared in KHN. MALMO, Minn. — Eight women, all 73 or older, paced the fellowship hall at Malmo Evangelical Free Church to a rendition of Daniel O’Donnell’s “Rivers of Babylon” as they warmed up for an hourlong fitness class. The women, who live near or on the eastern shore of Mille Lacs […]