How Providence Los Angeles Physician Groups Grow Patient Volume by Combining Brand and Retail Strategies to Market Medicare Advantage

Donna Carter, President, J-U Carter, Inc.

Providence’s marketing model uses a combination of digital technology and direct mail to boost enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans, build patient volume, and increase customer loyalty. // By Susan Dubuque // On June 7, 1858, the sisters of Providence opened St. Joseph Hospital, the first permanent hospital in the Northwest. Today, Providence has grown to Read More

How One Health System Leverages AI to Optimize Workflows

Orest Holubec, EVP and chief communication officer, Providence

When ChatGPT burst into the public consciousness in late 2022, it sent ripples of excitement and concern through many professions. Those working in public relations and communication were especially interested. Questions abounded. Debate ensued. Would AI be a helpful addition to our jobs that we could control? Or something that would end our work as Read More

Creating Breakthrough Brands From the Inside Out

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Static brands result in static organizations. Dynamic, forward-leaning brands break through the noise and unleash the real potential that can change not only your organization but the industry as a whole. // By Susan Dubuque // When two major hospital systems merged to form the largest health system in Michigan, the marketing team had a Read More

Brand and Culture Drive the Patient Experience at LCMC Health

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How to build a sustainable, scalable process for a better consumer and employee experience. // By John Marzano // The goal for any hospital and health system is to successfully activate and operationalize the service trio of brand, culture, and experience to achieve business loyalty, recruit exceptional talent, and provide the best experience for people Read More

Conference Preview: HMPS24 Will Keep You Educated, Informed, and Connected

Dean Browell, chief behavioral officer, Feedback

When a health care conference sends out a call for speakers nine months in advance, you might wonder how current the sessions will be by the time the live event rolls around. That’s where the Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit (HMPS24) advisory committee — made up of industry leaders convened by conference producer Judy Read More

Keys to Effective Health System Service Line Planning for the Future

Amanda Trask, senior vice president, Clinical Institutes and Service Lines for CommonSpirit Health

// By Brian Griffin // CommonSpirit Health’s framework for successfully achieving clinically aligned service line growth. In the evolving health care landscape, developing successful service line strategies is more challenging than ever. Health systems are dealing with a range of issues and trends that affect the process, such as: Mounting financial pressures. Shifting payment models. Read More

Advertising Showcase: Centra’s “It’s My Life” Brand Campaign

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Each month, Strategic Health Care Marketing Advertising Showcase features challenges, tactics, and outcomes of a multimedia advertising campaign, offering strategic and creative insights from some of the nation’s leading hospitals, health systems, and health-related organizations. “It’s My Life” Brand Campaign Opportunity In early 2022, the Centra marketing team recognized the need to evolve the look Read More

How One Health System Unifies its Brand Message Across Diverse Markets

Jeff Stewart, FACHE, vice president, strategic marketing, CHRISTUS Health

How do you craft a cohesive message platform that makes sense for an expanding organization comprising three separate religious congregations with hospitals and health care facilities spread across Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico? The answer? Build from your mission and stay focused on purpose. Jeff Stewart, vice president of strategic marketing for CHRISTUS Health, and Read More

AI’s Impact on Health Care Communication Teams: Is It an Evolution or a Revolution?

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Leaders at Providence believe that almost every aspect of health care will be impacted by AI in the future — including communication and PR.                                               // By Alan Shoebridge // When ChatGPT burst into the public consciousness in late 2022, it sent ripples of excitement and concern through many professions. Those working in public relations and Read More

How Can Health Care Organizations Bridge the Digital Divide?

David Grandy, national vice president, innovation for Kaiser Permanente

For most Americans, expansion of digital health care at hospitals and health systems across the nation has improved the patient experience and medical outcomes. But for individuals unable to access broadband internet service or lacking ability or desire to use web-based tools, modern medicine’s benefits are beyond their grasp. Innovators at California-based Kaiser Permanente (KP) Read More

Advertising Showcase: Baptist Health’s “Living Proof” Integrated Marketing Campaign

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Each month, Strategic Health Care Marketing Advertising Showcase will feature challenges, tactics, and outcomes of a multimedia advertising campaign — offering you strategic and creative insights from some of the nation’s leading hospitals, health systems, and health-related organizations. “Living Proof” Integrated Marketing Campaign  Opportunity What do you do when your state has the highest cancer Read More

An Innovative Approach to Reducing Workforce Shortages and Burnout in Health Care

Debora Goldberg Ph.D., associate professor, College of Public Health, George Mason University

People stay in their jobs when they feel valued, respected, and where relationships and teamwork are strong in high-pressure environments. At a time of unprecedented change in health care, the twin challenges of workforce shortages and burnout have emerged as formidable adversaries that impact the delivery of health care services to patients across the U.S., Read More

A Conference Hand-Crafted for You

Susan Alcorn, president, Alcorn Strategic Communications and counsel, Jarrard, Inc.

The Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit (HMPS24) planning team has put together a star-studded program covering today’s top issues that will keep you educated, informed, and connected. // By Jane Weber Brubaker // When a health care conference sends out a call for speakers nine months in advance, you might wonder how current the Read More

CHRISTUS Health Unifies Its Mission Through Advertising

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CHRISTUS Health has been committed to the health and well-being of individuals and communities for generations. Today, it remains true to its original mission and purpose. // By Susan Dubuque // How do you craft a cohesive message platform that makes sense for an expanding organization comprising three separate religious congregations with hospitals and health Read More

Unlock Health Aims to Fulfill Industry Need for Unified Growth Platform

Brandon Edwards, CEO, Unlock Health

Whenever there’s an announcement about a major M&A move, it makes you wonder about the backstory. Why did Company A decide to acquire Company B? What did both sides hope to gain? What market needs did they solve for? And how will customers benefit? Unlock Health announced its acquisition of SPM Group on November 28, Read More

Northwell Health Inspires Brand Love with “Resolutions” Campaign

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Welcome to the first Strategic Health Care Marketing Advertising Showcase. Each month, we feature challenges, tactics, and outcomes of a multimedia advertising campaign — offering you strategic and creative insights from some of the nation’s leading hospitals, health systems, and health-related organizations. Opportunity This past holiday season, the Northwell Health marketing team saw the opportunity Read More

George Mason University Takes the Lead in Combating Burnout and Workforce Shortages Through Evidence-Based Resiliency Training

John Marzano

People stay in their jobs when they feel valued, respected, and where relationships and teamwork are strong in high-pressure environments. // By John Marzano // At a time of unprecedented change in health care, the twin challenges of workforce shortages and burnout have emerged as formidable adversaries that impact the delivery of health care services Read More

Improving Access for Vulnerable Patient Populations

Laura Ferrio, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Traumatic injury of the brain or spine can be caused by a sports or work accident, age-related, or other medical issues. Whatever the cause, physical rehabilitation requires a significant amount of follow-up home care after a patient leaves the hospital. But all too often, social determinants of health ­and barriers to access impact a patient’s Read More

Aligning Advertising and Organizational Purpose Through One Mission

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Nearly every health system has a mission statement, and most are a version of “meeting the health needs of the community.” But bringing a mission to life — truly operationalizing it — is a different matter. // By Susan Dubuque // Health care marketing budgets have declined significantly in the past year, and marketing leaders Read More

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