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The Case for Hospital-Level Home Care

Marcia Simon

View from the C-Suite: Anthony Slonim, MD, DrPH, President and CEO at Renown Health // By Marcia Simon, APR // Leading the charge toward home care reimbursement parity and population health involves huge challenges. “You have to have a vision, you have to execute the vision, and you have to tell your story,” says Renown Read More

Traditional and Digital Media: Why You Need Both

// By John Gonda // While many health care marketers seek to limit their media outlets, the reality is that successful marketing plans need to incorporate a blend of many efforts to produce a desired reach, frequency, and outcome. For many years, hospitals have used traditional media outlets such as newspapers, direct mail, radio, and Read More

Hospital Incident Command Centers: Communication Tools and Strategies That Help Physician Executives Lead Through the Pandemic

A Strategic Health Care Marketing webinar for marketers, communicators, and strategists at hospitals, health systems, and physician groups

Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 2:00 P.M. Eastern

Your Presenters:

  • Dr. Steven X. Cabrales, Chief Medical Officer of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
  • Dr. Kevin L. Lewis, President and CEO at SSM Health Medical Group
  • Dr. Ron Nutting, Chief Medical Officer Reading Hospital | Tower Health, and Vice President, Medical Staff Services, Tower Health
  • Dr. John F. Rodis, Founder and President of Arista Health, LLC, and former President of Saint Francis Hospital

Moderated by:

  • Emilie Ansel, Chief Executive Officer at Private Health News

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Free Guide: Patient Acquisition During COVID-19

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Overcoming Resistance: Targeted Communications to Promote COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance

A Strategic Health Care Marketing webinar on demand for marketers, communicators, and strategists at hospitals, health systems, and physician groups

Your Presenters:

  • Jeanine D. Guidry, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Victor Reiss, System Vice President of Consumerism and Insights – Marketing and Communications, UNC Healthcare

Moderated by:

  • Susan Dubuque, Principal, NDP Marketing & Advertising

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Communications Strategies to Counteract the “Tsunami” of Misinformation About COVID-19 Vaccines

// By Susan Dubuque // In this two-part series, Jeanine Guidry, PhD, assistant professor at the Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Victor Reiss, vice president of consumerism and insights marketing and communications for UNC Health care, offer practical insights for implementing a successful communication strategy to help bolster vaccine Read More

Partnering with Providers to Launch and Expand Online Scheduling

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Providers play a key role in launching online scheduling successfully and it’s essential to engage them proactively in these initiatives. To better understand provider perspectives on consumer self-scheduling and help healthcare leaders effectively garner their support, we surveyed 200 primary care providers (PCPs) and specialists for insights into both their perceived benefits and concerns with online scheduling.

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Brand and Demand Go Hand in Hand in Today’s Marketing Landscape

// By Jared Johnson // More than ever, it’s important for health care executives to understand that broad brand strategy alone doesn’t drive business. Successful service-line growth campaigns are based on insights from marketing and consumer data. Without direction from digital marketing data, health care organizations will struggle even more in the post-pandemic world. Brand/MarCom Read More

How to Create Exceptional Virtual-Care Experiences That Delight Patients

// By Diane S. Hopkins // As more and more physicians offer virtual visits, operational excellence and provider competence are critical to providing positive patient experiences. Virtual health care has been building momentum slowly since video visits were offered in rural areas in the early 1990s. This new channel for medical care was slow to Read More

2021 Will Be Difficult: A Flexible Plan Is Key

// By Alan Shoebridge // Predicting the future is always a dicey proposition, but from a marketing perspective it has generally been sort of, well, predictable. Most experienced professionals know how to prepare for an upcoming year with the general acceptance that a few minor bumps along the road will always come up. I know Read More

The Case for Strong Partnerships Between Free Clinics and Health Systems

Xavier Richardson, senior vice president and chief development officer, and president, Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital Foundations

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg, Virginia is in a state-of-the-art building opened in 2007 on the campus of Mary Washington Healthcare. “I can see the hospital out my window,” says Karen Dulaney, executive director of the clinic. The strong connection between the hospital and the clinic Read More

Can You Leverage the Anxious Language of a Pandemic to Build a Stronger Hospital Brand? Here’s What Nemours Children’s Health System Did

Sarah Sanders, vice president and chief marketing officer of Nemours Children’s Health System

// By Peter Hochstein // You might think that co-opting language associated with COVID-19 could scare people away. Instead, it called attention to advertising that helped to reassure worried parents. Let’s clearly state a few factual negatives first. Tilt, the advertising agency behind the campaign you’re about to read about, is not the same Tilt Read More

Better Data and Agility Help Marketers Justify Budgets and Measure Results

// By Jim Samuel // Three health care marketing executives share how they use data and agility to justify budgets, achieve their marketing objectives, and measure the results. Marketing budgets were already starting to tighten for some health systems at the start of 2020. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, some of those budget cuts Read More

Wearing Is Caring: Inspiring a National Movement to #MaskUp


// By Jane Weber Brubaker // If marketing is about influencing people to change behaviors, then a new public service campaign launched just before the Thanksgiving holiday — #MaskUp — is marketing at its best. The coronavirus continues its rampage throughout the country as of this writing in early December, sickening people, taking lives, devastating Read More

The Future of Health Care Is Happening Today in Tennessee

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Vanderbilt University Medical Center led the formation of a successful high-performance provider network that has met 100 percent of its quality goals in recent years and returned millions in incentives to network members. Marketing has played a key role in the growth and success of one of the nation’s Read More

Physicians Give High Marks to CHI Memorial’s Provider-Oriented Email Newsletter as Trusted Source of Vital Information

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // During the pandemic, we have seen many examples of health care organizations that had technology in place that could be quickly adapted, enabling communicators to disseminate relevant and timely information. CHI Memorial Health System had a robust physician communications platform in place before COVID-19 came along. But the pandemic Read More

Don’t Let Coronavirus Steal Your Perspective

Using Amara’s Law to Analyze Pandemic’s Effect on Marketing // By Jeff Stewart // VITAS Healthcare AVP of digital communications Jeff Stewart urges marketers to stick with fundamental marketing principles and keep focused on consumer needs — especially during a time of unpredictability such as the coronavirus pandemic has caused. The annual health care marketing Read More

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