2017 Top Hospital Marketers of the Year

DTC Perspectives, Inc., the leading conference, training and publishing company for the consumer marketing of hospitals, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare products, is proud to announce its fourth annual class of Top Hospital Marketers of the Year. The 2017 class was honored at an induction ceremony at the 2017 Hospital Marketing National Conference on  June 5-7 in Atlanta.

The Top Hospital Marketers of the Year Awards recognize extraordinary hospital marketers driving innovation, spearheading great creative, and working toward better branding for their hospital, health system, or facility. Honorees were judged based on industry reputation, accomplishments, innovation, and notoriety among their peers, partners, and media.

“We’re proud to honor the accomplishments and creativity of each Top Marketer,” says Bob Ehrlich, CEO, DTC Perspectives. “These individuals drive the industry forward, providing consumers with vital information on hospital services.”

This year’s inductees are:

Gillian Baker, VP Corporate Communications, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, Boone, NC

Julia Baumeyer, Marketing and Communications Officer, The Women’s Hospital, Evansville, IN

Felecia Blanton, Consultant & former Marketing Director, Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, MO

Daryl Cole, Marketing Communications Manager, Hamilton Health Care System, Dalton, GA

Darice Darling, Director of Marketing and Communications, Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, MI

Lindsey P. Dossey, Executive Director, Marketing & Development, Cullman Regional, Cullman, AL

Charla Ducote, VP Marketing, PR, & Business, Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, LA

Melahn Finley, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville, TN

Amy Franco, Director, Marketing & Public Affairs, Princeton Healthcare System, Princeton, NJ

Shea Garbett, Manager, Marketing Services, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC

Shauna Graham, Director of Professional Services, Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital, Central City, NE

Jeri Hauth, Director of Brand & Creative Services, Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis, OR

Shannon Jensen, Marketing Director, Hansen Family Hospital, Iowa Falls, IA

Katie N. Johnson, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls, MN

Lauren Malone, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Nyack Hospital, Nyack, NY

Rachel Rahe, Consumer Marketing Manager, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Michelle Robey, Marketing Director, Florida Tampa Hospital, Tampa, FL

Lori Savitch, Director of Corporate Marketing, Mon General Hospital, Morgantown, WV

Erin Skelley, Brand Marketing Director, Houston Methodist, Houston, TX

Julia Sorensen, MBA, MSW, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Cooley Dickinson Health Care, Northampton, MA

Molly Sorrell, Director Of Marketing and Community Relations, Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville, IL

Mark Stewart, Director of Public Relations and Print Services, Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, AL

Melissa Tymchuk, Executive Director, Strategic Marketing, Northeast Georgia Health System, Gainesville, GA

Julia Ward, Senior Director, Marketing, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH