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Published on November 30, 2011

Health System Campaigns Win Top Awards

November 30, 2011 

The KishHealth System Marketing & Public Relations DepartmentThe KishHealth System Marketing & Public Relations Department’s “Know Your Risks/Know Your Numbers” campaign has won a top national award in the prestigious Cardiac Vascular Advertising Awards Program. Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s 2010 campaign received the “Judges Choice Award” for the 149-bed and under category. 

The “Judges Choice Award” went to one entry in each hospital size category that had a perfect score. Additionally, the campaign’s logo won a silver award. Awards were judged on both design and campaign effectiveness.

The CVA Awards are hosted by Marketing Healthcare Todayand Creative Images, Inc., an internationally recognized firm that has specialized in strategic healthcare marketing for more than 18 years. Award winners will be published in an upcoming issue of Marketing Healthcare Today.

The national award comes on the heels of 19 Pinnacle awards received Nov. 4 from the Illinois Hospital Association’s Illinois Society of Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations. The entries included pieces used in campaigns for both Kishwaukee and Valley West Community Hospitals.

“The Pinnacle awards not only recognize design and copy writing talent, but excellence in conceptualizing and implementing a campaign or communication piece and documenting results,” said Sharon Emanuelson, Marketing and PR director.  “Our awards showcase the results of collaboration among talented people. I’m very proud of our Marketing and PR team. I’d also like to acknowledge the work of MorningStar Media Group in Sycamore who handled the video and radio production for several of our entries.”

Team members are:  Theresa Komitas, senior marketing and PR specialist; Noah Nordbrock, senior marketing and design specialist; Allison Bryan, public relations coordinator; Becky Cassie, wellness marketing and design specialist; Tatum Glas, website and design specialist; Dana King, event specialist; Tamara Farrell, internal communications specialist; and Emily Roberts, marketing and public relations assistant.

The “This One’s for the Girls” campaign, which was conducted in both the Kish and Valley West Hospital markets, won a top Award of Excellence in the Advertising Campaign category along with “Know Your Risks/Know Your Numbers.” Components of both campaigns also received awards.

KishHealth System walked away with the most awards among all the hospital and health systems that entered the annual contest in the following categories: photography (Cancer Center night photo); writing project (“Know Your Numbers”/InVironments magazine); website design and development (The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital); television advertising (“So Much More”);  public relations project (Cancer Center open houses);  print advertising (Valley West “Let’s Play” Wellness Fair), Great Work that Never Saw the Light of Day (Valley West  ER), logo design (“This One’s for the Girls,” “Know Your Risks, Know Your Numbers.”); integrated marketing campaign (This One’s for the Girls,” “Know Your Risks, Know Your Numbers”); employee communication (weekly blog); advertising campaign (“This One’s for the Girls,” “Know Your Risks, Know Your Numbers.”); community newsletter (Kish and Valley West Community Wellness Calendars); video production ( Kish and Valley West “Chick Flick” Women’s Health Video); special event (Kish and Valley West“This One’s for the Girls” open houses);  and e-marketing and social networking (KishHealth E-News,  “This One’s for the Girls”). 

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