“We’re all in the family, so why are we feuding?” Physician Relations Secrets Revealed.

The business of physician relations can be a bit bumpy sometimes, but the marketing and communications folks at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis use a systematic approach that’s shaping expectations and smoothing the road between hospital and physicians. Of course, you’ve got to observe all the rules of the road…and “regulatory guidance” means […]

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Clear-Speak Needed: Call to Duty for Healthcare Public Relations and Communications Professionals to Improve Health Literacy

Here’s a worthwhile idea that we can all get behind. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released its National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy. It’s aimed at making health information and services easier to understand and use. The plan calls for improving the jargon-filled language, dense writing, and complex explanations that […]

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Clever Orthodontic Marketing Contest Keeps Kids and Parents Connected to the Practice During Vacation Months

Could it be that orthodontic practices have more fun? Seems that way with things like this simply fun orthodontic marketing idea at Pashley & Baum in Irvine, CA. They’re an orthodontic practice, and it’s a kid’s contest, but this concept would fly with other professions as well; pediatrics, adolescent medicine, family practice or maybe others […]

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Community Hospitals Are Disappearing. Economic and Competitive Headwinds Challenge Independence and Survival.

Community hospitals are scrambling, according to a recent article in USA Today, to survive and remain independent. But “scrambling” doesn’t seem like an adequate description if you also read the article in Becker’s Hospital Review a few days earlier: Challenges Facing Community Hospitals. Both publications present authoritative industry voices. “Over the past decade, the number […]

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Patient Education and OB/GYN Marketing Opportunity Suggested in Latest CDC Breastfeeding Report Card

New mothers may not be getting the breastfeeding support they need. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that that less than half of the nation’s moms are breastfeeding enough, and they’re calling on healthcare professionals and others to do more in the way of education and support. It opens the door for […]

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Twin Cities Candy Buy Back: A Civic-Minded Promotion for Orthodontic Marketing & Publicity Gets Everyone Involved.

As Halloween approaches, Cosmopolitan Orthodontics is generating publicity for their second annual Candy Buy Back program in suburban Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN. They are one of several dental and orthodontic practices around the country that use this attention-getting concept. It’s a novel orthodontic marketing idea that involves patients, parents, staff and the community, and it […]

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