LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 29, 2010)—St. Mary's Hospital's Marketing and Public Relations Department recently won awards for its annual Cancer Report, service line advertising series and the Healthy Living newsletters the hospital distributes to more than 75,000 Southern Maryland residents.
The department won a silver award for its Cancer Report in the 2010 National Aster Awards annual report category. The Aster Awards program is an elite competition recognizing the nation's most talented health care marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in advertising.
The hospital's service line advertising campaign and the Healthy Living newsletters also won merit awards in the 27th Annual Healthcare Marketing Advertising Awards Competition in the magazine and newsletter categories from Healthcare Marketing Report. More than 4,000 entries were received in this year's competition. This health care advertising awards competition is the oldest, largest and most widely respected. The awards are sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report, the leading publication covering all aspects of health care marketing, advertising and strategic business development.
"I am extremely proud of the marketing team here at the hospital," said Holly Meyer, director of marketing and public relations. "Time and time again they produce highly creative and quality materials that share the hospital's commitment to excellence in the programs and services we provide to the community."
In addition to Meyer, the Marketing and Public Relations Department is comprised of six other employees - Jaclyn Bardin, Julie Goddard, Jeni Irwin, Linda Lagle, Jane Loughran and Nicki Strickland - and longtime volunteer Lorena Goeller.