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.”
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).
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