Press Room

November 21, 2017

SLACK Incorporated acquires Nephrology News & Issues from Grand View Media Group

Grand View Media Group, Inc. and SLACK Incorporated, a Wyanoke Group Company, are pleased to announce an agreement on the sale of Nephrology News & Issues, a clinical newspaper dedicated to health care specialists who treat patients with renal disease.

Nephrology News & Issues joins SLACK’s extensive portfolio of specialty-focused titles in print and online at Healio.com.

“SLACK has long been committed to providing quality content to medical specialists,” said Peter N. Slack, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wyanoke Group. “Nephrology News & Issues supports our mission of serving health care professionals the clinical information they need to help improve patient health.”

Nephrology News & Issues is an important addition to our coverage of medicine at the specialty and sub-specialty level,” said John C. Carter, Chief Operating Officer of the Wyanoke Group. “We are excited to continue the success of this market-leading brand not only in print but within our digital platform, Healio.com. We look forward to providing an exceptional experience to health care professionals and advertisers alike.”

Beginning in the new year, Nephrology News & Issues will be fully transitioned to SLACK and their publishing team.

“On behalf of Grand View Media, we are proud to have been able to bring Nephrology News & Issues to the health care professionals dedicated to the treatment of end-stage renal disease,” said Michael Humber, Director, EBSCO Capital. “I’d also like to thank our many industry sponsors and supporters over the past 30 years who have helped make the publication the success it is today.”

Joining SLACK Incorporated are current Nephrology News & Issues staff members, Mark E. Neumann and Tracy Murray, continuing their positions as Editor-in-Chief and Senior Account Executive respectively.

For more information, visit Healio.com, or contact Lee Gaymon, Vice President, Marketing and Audience Development, at lgaymon@slackinc.com, 856.848.1000 ext. 356.


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About SLACK Incorporated
SLACK Incorporated, is a leading provider of information to targeted health care specialties. SLACK produces 42 publications in print and online; publishes more than 250 medical and allied health books; creates custom print and Internet-related projects; and produces convention daily newspapers and meeting supplements for a growing number of health care meetings. For more information, visit slackinc.com.

About Healio.com
Healio.com is a medical website, enabling health care specialists to select and tailor news, information and education to their daily practice of medicine. Designed as an in-depth, clinical information resource, Healio.com brings together award-winning news reporting with expert perspectives, dynamic video and multimedia, question-and-answer columns, CME and other educational activities, blogs, peer-reviewed journals and a wide range of popular medical book titles all in one place. For more information, visit Healio.com. 

About Nephrology News & Issues
Nephrology News & Issues, part of Grand View Media Group in Birmingham, Ala., published its first issue in 1987 with the aim of informing readers of the latest developments in nephrology while providing a forum for the exchange of ideas among the professional disciplines responsible for delivering care to the end-stage renal disease patient.

About Grand View Media
Grand View Media serves industries from horticulture to hunting to health care, publishing content and providing client services for business-to-business and consumer markets. Whether via magazines, custom publications, digital communities, websites or proprietary lead generation tools, Grand View Media presents clients with custom solutions. Specializing in the green, outdoors, industrial and health care industries, almost 30 brands combine for collaborative, comprehensive solutions for clients worldwide. Grand View Media is a wholly- owned subsidiary of EBSCO Industries, EBSCO operates divisions and subsidiaries in 23 countries employing almost 6,000 people, based in Birmingham, Alabama. One of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., EBSCO Industries is No. 1 in the world for many media and data services and comprises more than 40 diverse business units.