Sales and Promotion

Marketing to Health Care Marketers and Providers: 5 Steps to Help Get Your Foot in the Door (and Hopefully Keep It There!)

Jeannie Lewis

// By Jeannie Lewis // If you’re a medical supply company, compliance software manufacturer, or other provider of health care products or services targeted to hospitals, health care organizations, long-term facilities, or other types of care providers, it’s important to understand the current realities of the marketplace so you can position yourself in the best Read More

Valuable Health Care Marketing Lessons From a State-Based Insurance Exchange

Andrea Ravitz, the Director of Marketing for Access Health CT

Health care marketers often look to their peers for examples to help guide their efforts to bring people in to access their programs or services. But when Access Health CT (Connecticut’s state-run health exchange) came into being in 2012 to serve as a statewide exchange making affordable health care accessible for qualified individuals and businesses through Read More

Marketing Your Hospital’s Maternity Services as a Luxury Item? Yes.

Jackson Memorial Hospital Logo

While Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida is a well-regarded teaching hospital with a Level 1 trauma center, there was a perception that its facilities were outdated—which was particularly problematic for the facility’s maternity services. “When you’re talking about organ transplants, the quality of the room you’re staying in is not one of the top three concerns,” Read More

Interview: Leveraging Corporate Success Strategies for Health Care

Lisa Stockmon

The corporate and health care sectors often talk in different languages and have different ways of doing business. But there are lessons from the business world that can translate well to the health care setting, especially when it comes to building a brand. Perhaps no one knows this better than Lisa Stockmon, the Chief Marketing Read More

Should You Sell Your Maternity Services Like a Resort?

For One Florida Hospital, It Was the Smart Way Out of a Marketing Conundrum. Notable Health Care Advertising // By Peter Hochstein // For people trying to market the maternity services at Jackson Memorial Hospital, a huge institution in Miami, Florida, with more than 1,254 beds on its main campus alone, it must have felt Read More

How To Carve Out a Unique and Compelling Niche for Your Health Care Facility

Lisa Stockmon, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at City of Hope

What do you get when you mix science, soul, and miracles? At City of Hope, an independent biomedical research institution and comprehensive cancer center near Los Angeles, these ingredients are the recipe for second chances. And the sum is certainly bigger than the parts. “City of Hope’s mission is to cure cancer, diabetes, and other Read More

At Lafayette General Medical Center, Advertising-Driven Patient Traffic Goes Up, Up, Up. But Media Spending? That’s Down.

Notable Health Care Advertising // By Peter Hochstein // There’s nothing new about testimonial advertising campaigns for hospitals, right? Well, not so fast. Sometimes factors ranging from how the testimonials are executed, to the community where they’re broadcast, to even the media strategy, can make a striking difference. A case in point, the testimonial campaign Read More

Six Steps to Help Your Organization Find Its Own Unique Niche

Tips from City of Hope’s Chief Marketing & Communications Officer // By Lisa D. Ellis // City of Hope has found its niche and been able to effectively convey this expertise to its target audience, including potential patients and donors. For other organizations to accomplish similar goals, says Lisa Stockmon, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Read More

A New Kind of Residential Health Care Campus in Florida

While most health care systems today are going to great lengths to promote healthy living for patients and staff, Florida Hospital in Orlando is extending its visions beyond the confines of its medical campus, creating a comprehensive residential living arrangement right within the broader community. The 1,217-bed acute-care medical facility in Orlando, a member of Adventist Read More

A Winning Strategy When the Competition is (Literally) Across the Street

What if your flagship hospital were directly across the street from your biggest—and most worthy—competitor? Would that threaten your market share? It could for some community hospitals, but this doesn’t seem to be the case for Mon General Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. This hospital has strong ties to the community and understands the importance Read More

A Print Health Care Newsletter In This Day and Age? Yes, Absolutely.

Publishing your health care organization’s print newsletter can be a time-intensive—and costly—endeavor. You may wonder if it’s really worth the investment, since the results can be challenging to measure. With people increasingly getting their news and health information online, you could even be tempted to retire your print efforts. But if you’re getting ready to Read More

The Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Health Care Price-Comparison Ad

Peter Hochstein

Early this year, says copywriter Peter Hochstein, “a group medical practice called the Toledo Clinic in Toledo, Ohio, got what must have seemed like a bright marketing idea. “With the help of a mom-and-pop advertising agency called Modern TECHnique in Avon, Ohio, the clinic ran a full-page ad in the daily Toledo Blade. The ads Read More

Are Stats Boring? Not When Presented Well.

Ochsner Health System Logo

In the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, Ochsner Health System bought up several of the independent hospitals in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge area. It rehabbed and upgraded them, and incorporated them into Ochsner’s system. But even by 2007, the newly acquired hospitals had not been branded as part of Ochsner. “When we got involved Read More

Florida Hospital Creates Residential Wellness Community

Initiative Builds on Commitment to the Health of Area Residents and Helps Attract Talented Staff // By Lisa D. Ellis // While most health care systems today are going to great lengths to promote healthy living for patients and staff, Florida Hospital in Orlando is extending its visions beyond the confines of its medical campus, Read More

How to Leverage the Power of Good Content

Consumers are bombarded with an average of 5,000 marketing messages a day. New research shows the average attention span is a mere eight seconds. The brain processes 70,000 thoughts each day. These stats, sourced and shared by Jason Skinner in a new article, “reflect the harsh reality you face as a health care marketer: Engaging Read More

Yes, Your Newsletter Can Still Be Relevant: How One Community Hospital Rewrote Its Own Story—and How You Can, Too

// By Lisa D. Ellis // Publishing your health care organization’s print newsletter can be a time-intensive—and costly—endeavor. You may wonder if it’s really worth the investment, since the results can be challenging to measure. With people increasingly getting their news and health information online, you could even be tempted to retire your print efforts. Read More