Brand Promise

Strategies for Developing a Dynamic Health Care Brand and Bringing It to Life

Jeremy Harper, chief strategy and marketing officer, Corewell Health

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. When two major hospital systems merged to form the largest health system in Michigan, the marketing team had a unique opportunity — to create 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

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

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

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

Level Up and Lead Your Organization to Digital Transformation

Sarah Sanders, chief marketing and brand experience officer at UCSF Health

University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Health Creates a Coordinated Patient Experience with Persistent Cross-Functional Teamwork // By John Marzano // Incredible advances in health care over the past 20 years have dramatically improved patients’ outcomes and lives. Yet care remains difficult to access, expensive, inequitable, and falls short of consumer expectations despite advancements Read More

Patient Experience + Brand + Culture = Growth

Sally Mildren, CEO and managing partner of Boss Lady Consulting, LLC

// By Sally Mildren // For patient experience to be successful, it must be woven into the culture, expressed through your brand and marketing, and demonstrated first and foremost to your employees.  Truly exceptional patient experience programs thrive at the intersection of culture, engagement, and experience. This has played out in study after study by Read More

Why Consistency at Your Call Center Is so Important

Rachel Donovan, managing director, enterprise marketing strategy, Nemours Children’s Health System

Google is often the place people look first when seeking health information online. Assuming your health care system has done all the right things to optimize discoverability, the patient’s next step is to access care, most often by making a phone call. That first impression determines the course for a potentially long-term relationship. For a Read More

Is Your Call Center Creating Loyal Customers?

Marcia Simon

// By Marcia Simon, APR // Google is often the place people look first when seeking health information online. Assuming your health care system has done all the right things to optimize discoverability, the patient’s next step is to access care, most often by making a phone call. That first impression determines the course for Read More

Digital Front Door Boosts Google Click-Throughs

Alexandra Morehouse, chief marketing officer at Banner Health

“Health care has lagged behind other areas such as financial services or retail in the use of technology to provide a single, consistent customer experience,” says Alexandra Morehouse, chief marketing officer at Banner Health, a nonprofit health system based in Phoenix, Arizona that operates 28 hospitals and several specialized facilities across six states. Morehouse’s background Read More

New York Proton Center’s Purpose-Driven Brand

Patrick Curry, marketing and communications consultant, New York Proton Center

// By Wendy Stark Healy // It’s easy for health care organizations to articulate what they do and how they do it. But they sometimes struggle to understand their brand purpose — their “why” — especially in connecting with patients. Purpose-driven organizations outperform competitors, increase market share, attract better talent, and do better overall, according Read More

Banner Health’s Digital Front Door Creates Seamless Patient Experience

Sheryl S. Jackson

View from the C-Suite, with Alexandra Morehouse, Chief Marketing Officer, Banner Health // By Sheryl S. Jackson // When it comes to the use of technology to enhance the customer experience, Amazon is widely recognized as the company that is constantly raising the bar for everyone else. “Health care has lagged behind other areas such Read More

Your Call Center Is a Key Part of the Customer Experience

Kristen Bishop, associate director at Brandtrust

Does your contact center delight patients and uphold the promise your health care organization makes to them? Or is it a pain point with long wait times, less than empathetic associates, and questions not answered? Kristen Bishop, associate director at Brandtrust, a Chicago-based market research and branding strategy firm, recently discussed strategies to improve the Read More

Is Your Call Center Aligned with Your Brand Promise?

Wendy Stark Healy

// By Wendy Stark Healy // It’s essential to understand the emotional aspects of a patient’s interaction with a contact center, as people ultimately make decisions based on their feelings. Does your contact center delight patients and uphold the promise your health care organization makes to them? Or is it a pain point with long Read More

Content + Swag Keeps Employees Engaged and Informed

Donna DeMarco, co-founder and vice president at Viddler, Inc.

If you’re a big, distributed health network with multiple locations and thousands of employees, how do you make sure your employees keep you top of mind when they’re out in the community? “We’re a large 10-hospital network — soon to be 12 — with over 15,500 employees,” says Mary Beth Golab, director of internal communications Read More

A “Big Reveal” Approach To a Successful Rebrand

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For well over a century, Flagler Hospital has gone to great lengths to care for the physical health of residents living in St. John’s County in northeastern Florida. But while its commitment to health has remained constant over the decades, in recent years its focus has broadened beyond the physical aspects of providing inpatient care Read More

How a Florida Health System’s Rebranding Campaign Hit a Hole in One

Gina Mangus, vice president of marketing and strategic communications Flagler Health+

// By Lisa D. Ellis // What happens when a health care entity outgrows its name? One Florida-based health system recently tackled this challenge, reinventing its brand to better reflect its identity in an exciting new way. For well over a century, Flagler Hospital has gone to great lengths to care for the physical health Read More

Creating a Unified Brand for Permanente Medical Group

Stephen M. Parodi, MD, associate executive director of The Permanente Medical and executive vice president of external affairs for The Permanente Federation

Permanente Medical Group leaders set out to create a unified brand for its eight medical groups around the country, the health system’s physician leaders went on the road to engage with physicians and patients at every single location. The findings have enabled the medical groups to be developed as an “ingredient brand” to bring value Read More