Business Development

Report From the Front: Weathering COVID’s Ongoing Storm

Ann De Los Santos, director of physician relations and strategic growth, Ascension Texas

In spite of the population of Austin, Texas growing by a net of 150 people a day — and with it, an increase in demand for services — surgical volume at Ascension Texas dropped during the pandemic’s early days, when Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order mandating a pause in elective surgeries. “Our leadership Read More

How Walmart Is Remaking Itself as a Health and Wellness Destination

Karissa Price, vice president of marketing, food, consumables, and health and wellness, Walmart

Notwithstanding the health care industry’s keen interest in Walmart and figuring out what its next move might be, most consumers still think of Walmart as a retail store, not a health and wellness destination. Karissa Price, Walmart’s vice president of marketing, food, consumables, and health and wellness at the time of our reporting, sought to Read More

A Strong Retail Presence is a Gamechanger for Summit Health

Summit Health

The story of health care over the past two years is the story of provider organizations adapting to extreme circumstances and constant change, which continues to this day; as of this writing in late December 2021, the U.S. reported 488,000 new COVID-19 infections, breaking its single-day record. But back in August 2019, no one knew Read More

Personalized Content Key to Earning Consumers’ Trust in Walmart As a Health and Wellness Destination

Diana Jones, communications and wellness consultant, Walmart

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Walmart’s marketing VP believes that high-quality, personalized health care content is the start to building trusted relationships with consumers, and supporting them on their health care journeys. Notwithstanding the health care industry’s keen interest in Walmart and figuring out what its next move might be, most consumers still think Read More

Marketing-Led “Executive Visioning” Meetings: Elevate Your Organization’s Strategic Focus and Raise Your Profile with the C-Suite

Discover the power of a unique 30-minute meeting to help organization leaders see beyond the pandemic to the future.

A new Strategic Health Care Marketing webinar for health care marketers and strategists

Presented on March 10, 2022

Your Presenters:

  • Jennifer Horton, MBA, Vice President of Strategy, Ten Adams
  • Jimmy Phillips, MBA, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Kettering Health

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Riding the Waves of COVID and Pushing Progress in Physician Relations

Jennifer Lofgren, regional director of network development, Loyola Medicine

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The urgent need of health care organizations to make up for lost business during the pandemic creates an opportunity for physician relations teams to become the critical communications link between service-line leaders and high-priority referring physicians. In spite of the population of Austin, Texas growing by a net of Read More

Summit Health: Why a Health System Without a Hospital Makes Sense

Matt Gove, chief marketing officer, Summit Health

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The story of health care over the past two years is the story of provider organizations adapting to extreme circumstances and constant change, which continues to this day; as of this writing in late December 2021, the U.S. reported 488,000 new COVID-19 infections, breaking its single-day record. But back Read More

One Top Trend for 2022: Health Care at Home Is Booming

Wunderman Thompson Health

“The ability to attract, activate, and guide consumers through health care’s labyrinth depends not only on reimagining the business of health care but building relationships of value and trust that result in inspired, confident customers,” says Lindsay R. Resnick of Wunderman Thompson Health. Here’s an excerpt from his new article: Health care transformation was all Read More

Six Impact Trends for 2022: Health Care’s Transformation Journey Continues

Lindsay Resnick

// By Lindsay R. Resnick // The ability to attract, activate, and guide consumers through health care’s labyrinth depends not only on reimagining the business of health care but building relationships of value and trust that result in inspired, confident customers. Health care transformation was all the buzz throughout 2021. To be transformed means to Read More

Consumer Voice Is Essential to Launch of Medicare Advantage Product

Darrell Beneker, director of consumer insights, Advocate Aurora Health

// By Sheryl S. Jackson // There’s no substitute for market research when launching a new product and designing a campaign to support it. Advocate Aurora Health relied heavily on consumer research to support the launch of its Medicare Advantage plan.  The success of Advocate Aurora Health’s launch of a Medicare Advantage product can be Read More

Retail Health Is Expanding Into Uncharted Territory

James Gardner

“Traditional primary care is being disrupted, right in front of our eyes,” says sales and marketing consultant James A. Gardner. “Blink and I suspect you soon won’t recognize it.” Here’s an excerpt from Gardner’s new article: Look around and new competitors, new thinking, and new delivery models are seemingly everywhere. Venture-backed startups, large employers, government Read More

Creating a Strong, Unified Brand Across a Large Network

Providence logo

How do you connect the dots between a health system, hospital, and its other programs and services throughout the community, and ensure consumers know they will continue receiving the same high-quality, personalized care throughout the network? Recently, Providence successfully navigated this situation and launched a new brand. Unifying the brand was among the initiatives Jigar Read More

Attention Shoppers! What’s Next in Retail Health?

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// By James A. Gardner // Unmet needs and unsolved problems always attract the attention of growth-seeking business leaders. Many see primary care as an exciting opportunity to compete, disrupt — and win. Traditional primary care is being disrupted, right in front of our eyes. Blink and I suspect you soon won’t recognize it. Look Read More

How To Build an Extraordinary Patient Experience Program

Brand

“Truly exceptional patient experience programs thrive at the intersection of culture, engagement, and experience,” says Sally Mildren of Boss Lady Consulting. “This has played out in study after study by Monigle, PwC, McKinsey, Medallia, and many others. Good experience equals growth — in revenue, reputation, loyalty, satisfaction, and employee engagement. “Yet inconsistent consumer experiences, misaligned Read More

Expansion Facilitates Cancer Treatment for Orange County Residents

City of Hope

Getting a cancer diagnosis is bad enough. Having to jump on the freeway and drive two hours each way to access care adds significantly to the stress. But that’s what many residents of Orange County, California did when they needed highly specialized cancer care. “Your first shot is your best shot, because it’s really important Read More

Lessons from 11 Innovative Health Care Marketing Campaigns [Special Report]

Advertising Worth Noting

// By Peter Hochstein //

This exclusive SHCM special report is filled with real-life health care marketing success stories…from the best use of television ads, to innovative print campaigns, to smart radio spots and more.

Here, you’ll see what’s working well for other hospitals and health care facilities around the country so you can adapt the best work of others to your own marketing campaigns and boost your ROI. It’s an exciting time to be in the health care field, and we want to help you make the most of it.

Our goal for this report is to get the creative ideas flowing for your next successful campaign at your facility. I am confident you will come away with some new ways to present your unique offerings and strengths to your target market.

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Share of Care: A New Way to Think About Health Care Metrics

D.J. Sullivan, director, HSG Advisors

Measuring brand loyalty is a constant challenge for health care organizations. Marketing professionals use different measures to determine if they’re capturing patients throughout their health care journey. One of the parameters being used today is called Share of Care. Share of Care is a revenue-based measurement that gauges the health of the patient relationship, according Read More

Payviders Seek a Holistic Approach to Patient Well-Being

Wunderman Thompson

“In a health sector bombarded with labels such as InsurTech, HlthTech, FemTech, and AgeTech, it’s no surprise that confusion and mis-categorization run rampant,” says Lindsay Resnick, executive vice president of Wunderman Thompson Health. “And now there’s another category being promoted by consumer-centric health companies bringing a tightly integrated financial and clinical health care experience to 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

City of Hope Expands to Orange County

Nisha Morris, vice president of marketing communications, City of Hope Orange County

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // To meet the expected demand for highly specialized cancer services in Orange County, City of Hope has opened four cancer treatment sites and is currently building a 190,000-square-foot cancer center, scheduled to open next year. A separate specialty hospital will be ready to open its doors in 2025. The Read More

Measuring the Health of the Patient Relationship

Eric Andreoli, director, HSG Advisors

// By Wendy Stark Healy // How much of a patient’s health care spending goes to your organization? And how much goes to your competitors? “Share of Care” is a revenue-based measurement that compiles multiple data points to give you the full picture. Measuring brand loyalty is a constant challenge for health care organizations. Marketing Read More

52 Hospitals; 1,025 Clinics; 7 States — and One Unified Brand Architecture

Jigar Shah, Chief Marketing Officer, Providence

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Providence’s family of organizations embarked on a multi-year brand journey — right before the pandemic. Despite the many challenges brought on by the pandemic, the system launched a strong new brand that is energizing its 125,000 caregivers and the communities they serve. We’ve heard the familiar adage: All health Read More

Resurgence of the Payvider

Lindsay Resnick

// By Lindsay R. Resnick // A consumer-centric swimlane unites payers and providers around shared objectives. In a health sector bombarded with labels such as InsurTech, HlthTech, FemTech, and AgeTech, it’s no surprise that confusion and mis-categorization run rampant. And now there’s another category being promoted by consumer-centric health companies bringing a tightly integrated financial Read More

Strategic Health Care Marketing Monthly Update, Episode 3

In episode 3 of Strategic Health Care Marketing Video Update: a rebranding initiative – a high-performance ad campaign – a success story about getting public health information to hard-to-reach and historically underserved communities – 3 health systems lead on health equity, diversity, and inclusion – insights from senior health system executives who came from outside of health care – and viewpoints from 4 physician CEOs. Take a look at our latest stories.