Markian Hawryluk Senior Colorado Correspondent for KHN, is based in Denver. He has reported on health care for more than 25 years, writing for such publications as the Houston Chronicle, American Medical News, and, most recently, The (Bend, Ore.) Bulletin. He has won numerous awards for his health reporting from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists and in 2009 won Oregon’s top reporting prize, the Bruce Baer Award for investigative journalism. In 2013, he was named a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois.
Private equity firms are investing in health care from cradle to grave, and in that latter category quite literally. A small but growing percentage of the funeral home industry — and the broader death care market — is being gobbled up by private equity-backed firms attracted by high profit margins, predictable income, and the eventual […]