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Health Care Communicators of San Diego Recognizes ‘Finest’ at San Diego Library Gala

Companies mentioned in this article: Health Care Communicators of San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- San Diego TV personality Kathi Diamant helped Health Care Communicators of San Diego recognize local communicators for exceptional work this past year in healthcare communications as keynote of HCC’s “Once Upon an Evening” Finest Awards last night. Held on the ninth floor of the glamorous new San Diego Central Library, the Gala provided celebrants a spectacular view of their city and a chance to hobnob with colleagues and competitors.

Actress, former KFMB-TV and KPBS-TV producer/anchor, adjunct San Diego State University professor and author of the award-winning Kafka's Last Love: The Mystery of Dora Diamant, Diamant announced the dozens of winners.

“The selection process is tough because we get so many great entries every year,” said HCC President Bobette Brown of Palomar Health. “San Diego is remarkably rich in communications talent for a place primarily known for beautiful beaches and animal attractions. We have a plethora of professionals committed to keeping our communities healthy so we can all enjoy San Diego’s great lifestyle. Entries were submitted via our new Finest Web site and judged by a panel from the Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Association of Southern California, our affiliate in Los Angeles.

HCC also presented its annual Communicator of the Year (“COTY”) Award to Michael Godfrey, senior director, corporate communications, at Scripps Health. Mike, a multiple HCC Finest award winner in past years, was a clear favorite of the crowd.

“This event was made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, particularly presenting sponsor AMN Healthcare who has supported the Finest for 11 years,” noted Edye Bagheri of Scripps Health. “Scripps Health and Sharp Healthcare have also been gold sponsors for years.” Bagheri co-chaired the Finest event with Nicole Quiroz of Sharp Grossmont.

Other sponsors included Medsphere Systems, Inc., an open-source EHR company in Carlsbad (silver); Nouvation Inc., developer of OTIS, a deviation-tracking-and-trending system for blood banks and laboratories, and Palomar Health (both bronze); Health eWay, Inc., a patient engagement mobile platform company led by former California Commissioner of Corporations Gary Mendoza (honorable). In-kind sponsors included Business Wire, VDP Direct and The Vernon Company.”

Finest winners

Porter Novelli won “Best in Show” for media relations efforts on behalf of Children’s Hospital of Orange County to promote CHOC’s opening of their new Bill Holmes Tower. Other award-winners are:

Award   Category   Sub-Category   Award Name 1   Award Name 2   Company Name   Entry Title
Gold   Advertising   Ad Campaign   Christine Clay   Scripps Marketing & Web Teams   Scripps Health   Scripps Open Enrollment Campaign 2014
Gold   Advertising   Direct Mail   Scripps Wellness Team   Dave Meyer Design   Scripps Health   Scripps Wellness Challenge Postcards
Gold   Advertising   Television   Christine Clay   Don Stanziano   Scripps Health   Great Things Television Campaign
Gold   Public Relations   Overall Campaign   Kristin Bertell   Nathan Chappell   UC San Diego Health Sciences Development   Future of Care: Redefining Medicine
Gold   Public Relations   Media Relations   CHOC Children's       Porter Novelli   The Bill Holmes Tower Opens at CHOC Children's
Gold   Public Relations   Community Relations           American Specialty Health   Community Service Committee
Gold   Public Relations   Internal Communications   Denise Tanguay   Scripps HR Team   Scripps Health   My Scripps HR: Click, Call, Go
Gold   Public Relations   Health & Wellness Advocacy   Marketing & Communications       UC San Diego Health System   Man Up! Take Charge of Your Health Event
Gold   Public Relations   Crisis Communications   Bobette Brown       Palomar Health   CAP / SART Closing Crisis
Gold   Writing   News Release / Pitch Letter   Media Relations Team       Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego   Magnetic Growing Rods Surgery
Gold   Writing   Feature Article   Steve Carpowich       Scripps Health   Scripps Health Report in Padres Playbill
Gold   Publications/Collateral/Design   Internal / External Magazines   Scripps Marketing Services       Scripps Health   Update Magazine
Gold   Publications/Collateral/Design   Special Publications   Suzi Bustamante   Dave Meyer Design   Scripps Health   Scripps 2012 Cardiovascular Annual Report
Gold   Publications/Collateral/Design   Brochures           American Specialty Health   Sequa Wellness Brochure
Gold   Video   Internal/External Videos   Kristin Bertell   Nathan Chappell   UC San Diego Health Sciences Development   Future of Care Video Series
Gold   Special Events   Single-Day Event   Sharp Grossmont Marketing       Sharp Grossmont Hospital   Employee Recognition Dinner
Gold   Special Events   Multi-Day Event   Janet Klitzner   Marketing Department   Palomar Health   Dine with the Docs
Gold   Digital Marketing   Website   Carol Johnson   AMN Marketing / IT   AMN Healthcare   American Mobile Web & Mobile Redesign
Gold   Digital Marketing   E-Newsletters   Catherine Jacobs   Catrin Walsh   Scripps Health   Scripps Health E-Newsletter
Gold   Digital Marketing   Web Advertising   Catrin Walsh   Catherine Jacobs   Scripps Health   2013 Open Enrollment Campaign
Gold   Digital Marketing   Interactive Media   Digital Marketing       Sharp HealthCare   mySharp App
Gold   Off the Wall       Jon Schmid       Cook + Schmid / San Diego County Behavioral Health Services   Housing Matters: Step Into My Shoes Booth
Silver   Advertising   Ad Campaign   Scripps Marketing & Web Teams       Scripps Health   Greater Things Campaign
Silver   Advertising   Print Ad   Marketing & Communications       UC San Diego Health System   Jacobs Medical Center Topping Off Ad
Silver   Advertising   Direct Mail   Kristin Bertell   Nathan Chappell   UC San Diego Health Sciences Development   Future of Care Preliminary Case for Support Packet
Silver   Advertising   Television   Kristin Bertell   Nathan Chappell   UC San Diego Health Sciences Development   Future of Care Television Commercial Series
Silver   Public Relations   Overall Campaign   Bobette Brown   Janet Klitzner   Palomar Health   Mayo Clinic Care Network Announcement
Silver   Public Relations   Media Relations   Keith Darce       Scripps Health   Meditation Wireless Health Study Campaign
Silver   Public Relations   Community Relations   Janice Collins   Monica Montano   Scripps Health   Scripps Health / YMCA Partnership
Silver   Public Relations   Internal Communications   Alison Edinger       Scripps Health   Introducing, Colors Café!
Silver   Public Relations   Health & Wellness Advocacy           American Specialty Health   Healthyroads Sleep Challenge
Silver   Writing   News Release / Pitch Letter   Marketing & Communications       UC San Diego Health System   Smallest Baby Born at UC San Diego Health System
Silver   Publications / Collateral / Design   Internal / External Newsletters   Scripps Talent Management Team   Dave Meyer Design   Scripps Health   Scripps "Alumni Connection" Newsletter
Silver   Publications / Collateral / Design   Internal / External Magazines   Janet Klitzner   Marketing Department   Palomar Health   The HealthSource Magazine
Silver   Publications / Collateral / Design   Special Publications           American Specialty Health   "Do Not Feed Me" Table Tent
Silver   Publications / Collateral / Design   Brochures   Marketing & Communications       UC San Diego Health System   "Your Baby, Your Way" Brochure
Silver   Publications / Collateral / Design   Invitations   Sharp Grossmont Hospital Marketing   Sharp Grossmont Hospital RRC Committee   Sharp Grossmont Hospital   Employee Recognition Dinner Invitation
Silver   Publications / Collateral / Design   Giveaway Items   Mike Godfrey, Shaun Menestrina   Juligie Malixi   Scripps Health   Scripps Night at the Ballpark T-Shirt
Silver   Publications / Collateral / Design   Logo Creation / Brand Identity   Jon Schmid       Cook + Schmid/San Diego County Behavioral Health Services   Housing Matters
Silver   Video   Internal/External Videos   Amanda Kienast   Dave Meyer Design   Scripps Health   "Pass It On" Employee Referral Program Video
Silver   Special Events   Single-Day Event           American Specialty Health   Indian Welcome Material
Silver   Special Events   Single-Day Event   Kristin Bertell   Nathan Chappell   UC San Diego Health Sciences Development   Jacobs Medical Center Topping Out Celebration
Silver   Special Events   Single-Day Event   Marketing & Communications       UC San Diego Health System   2013 Little Grad Picnic
Silver   Digital Marketing   Website   Digital Marketing       Sharp HealthCare   Sharp.com Online Class Registration Tool
Silver   Digital Marketing   Web Advertising   Kerry Perez   Vennessa McCormack   AMN Healthcare.com   Getaway Giveaway Campaign
Silver   Digital Marketing   Interactive Media   Kristin Rothwell   Lisa Valentino   Scripps Health   Online Donation Form
Silver   Digital Marketing   Social Media   Heather Gjerde   Catrin Walsh   Scripps Health   2013 Social Media Success
Silver   Off the Wall       Lisa Ohmstede, APR       Scripps Health   Scripps Volunteer for a Day
           

Photos available upon request.

AMN presented a scholarship to Shea Ricketts (see separate news release).

About HCC

The only organization of its kind in San Diego, Health Care Communicators of San Diego (HCC) is the local affiliate of the American Hospital Association’s Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD). The nonprofit has been committed to creating educational and networking opportunities for healthcare, wellness, biotech, medical device, health IT and pharma communicators—and mentoring the next generation—since 1977.

On the Net: http://hccsd.org


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