Annika Tourlas
Annika Tourlas(she/her/hers)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Annika Tourlas expects to graduate in May 2024 with a master’s degree in mass communication after receiving her bachelor’s in journalism and mass communication with a double minor in communications and digital audiences in May 2023. Tourlas has worked at the Howard Center for Investigative Reporting and as a writer for several marketing agencies, where she focused on content writing for health care systems and programs.

Latest from Annika Tourlas

New software tool takes on institutionalized racism in health care

PHOENIX – Mayo Clinic Arizona will integrate and enhance Truity, TruLite Health’s health equity software program, to address and potentially eliminate health disparities in patient care.

TruLite Health announced an agreement with Mayo Clinic Arizona to use and enhance the software systems developer’s Truity software in clinical practice. The hospital will focus on feedback, workflow enhancements and evaluating features of the health equity software platform. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite News)

Arizona projected to have largest nursing shortage in U.S. in 2025

PHOENIX — A national analysis predicts Arizona will have the largest nursing shortage in the country by 2025, with 28,100 fewer registered nurses than needed. As both rural and urban hospitals struggle to retain and recruit nurses, advocates look at solutions.

A view into the emergency room at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix. (File photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)