Health Care Communicators of San Diego County Announces Merger and 2019 Finest Awards

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 18, 2019 – At the 2019 Finest Awards, the Health Care Communicators of San Diego (HCCSD) announced that as of September 30, 2019, it will have merged with the Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Association (HPRMA), whose members include marketing, public relations and advertising professionals from Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire. The new organization will be called Health Care Communicators of Southern California (HCCSC).

Due to the impending merger, this year’s Finest Awards included entries submitted from all across Southern California. Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards were distributed in 43 categories, including public relations, digital marketing, writing, collateral and special events.

UC San Diego Health received 15 awards and Scripps Health took home 14 awards. Other multiple award winners included Palomar Health (11), Torrance-based Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center (8), Millennium Health (7), Children’s Hospital of Orange County (6), Rady Children’s Hospital (4), Reflexion Health (4), Loma Linda University Health (4), Sharp Grossmont Hospital (3), North County Health Services (2) and AMN Healthcare (2). Single award winners included BrandSavants, Ignyte, and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and The Super Dentists.

The Best in Show award went to Scripps Health for Scripps Diabetes Outreach for their Multicultural Relations campaign, achieving the highest overall score among all entries. Also at the event, a $2,000 scholarship was presented to Oberlyn Gambito, a recent graduate from Sweetwater High School who will study Molecular and Cellular Biology at University of California, San Diego.

2019 Finest Award Winners

Advertising: Ad Campaign          

Long Live Childhood, CHOC Children's, Gold

VERITAS Study - Virtual Physical Therapy, Reflexion Health, Silver

Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Care Partnership Campaign, Scripps Marketing Team, Bronze

Advertising: Online/Web           

Hyperhidrosis Campaign, CHOC Children's, Gold

VERA Geotargeted Ad Campaign, Reflexion Health, Silver

Advertising: Outdoor              

Scripps MD Anderson Out of Home Billboards, Scripps Health, Gold

Where to go for the Best Spine Care Mall Ad, Providence Little Company of Mary, Silver

Marketing and Communications, UC San Diego Health, Bronze

Advertising: Print      

Mayo Clinic Care Network Print Ads, Palomar Health, Gold

Where to go for the best care Ads, Providence Little Company of Mary, Silver

Where to go for the Best Spine Care Ad, Providence Little Company of Mary, Bronze

Advertising: Radio    

CHOC Children's Primary Care Pandora Radio Ad, CHOC Children's, Gold

Sharp HospiceCare Marketing Campaign, Sharp Grossmont Hospital Marketing & Communications, Silver

Get well. Be well. Stay well. Puppies, BrandSavants, Bronze

Advertising: Television           

CHOC Children's, CHOC Children's, Gold

Analytics: Lifecycle Marketing        

Primary Care Content Marketing, Scripps Health, Gold

Analytics: Marketing Automation  

Scripps Spine Campaign, Scripps Health, Gold

Scripps Guide to Good Health Email Marketing Journey, Scripps Health, Silver

Digital Marketing: Mobile Marketing           

Find a Provider Mobile Website Redesign, UC San Diego Health, Gold

HealthExpress Wait List, Scripps Health, Silver

Digital Marketing: Search Engine Marketing             

Scripps Bariatric Surgery Campaign, Scripps Health, Gold

Acoustic Neuroma Search Engine Optimization, UC San Diego Health, Silver

Digital Marketing: Social Media      

Marketing Department, Millennium Health, Gold

Don't Think Know,Cook + Schmid/San Diego County HHSA, Silver

#PalomarHealthTips, Palomar Health, Bronze

Digital Marketing: Website (Intranet or Internet)    

Paperless Billing, Sharp HealthCare, Gold

Marketing and Communications, UC San Diego Health, Silver

Medvantx Website Redesign, Ignyte, Bronze

Multi-Media: Interactive Media           

New Unit Virtual Tours, Palomar Health, Gold

Multi-Media: Internal/External Video Programs            

Breast Cancer: Facing the Next Day, UC San Diego Health, Gold

CHOC Children's, CHOC Children's, Silver

Vocal Support, UC San Diego Health, Bronze

Multi-Media: Video News Releases     

Two families meet after an unexpected kidney swap, Loma Linda University Health Marketing & Communications, Gold

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Trial, UC San Diego Health, Silver

Off the Wall                      

Augmented Reality Launch, The Super Dentists, Gold

Prompt Prostate Genetic Score Brand, Buchanan Brand + Design, Silver

"Best Places to Work" Topper from Daily Breeze, Providence Little Company of Mary, Bronze

Public Relations Campaigns: Community Relations   

Creating a Pipeline for Future Caregivers: Exploring the Possibilities, Scripps Health Talent Development Services, Gold

Marketing Department, Millennium Health, Silver

Marketing Department, Millennium Health, Bronze

Public Relations Campaigns: Health & Wellness Advocacy     

Wellness and Activity Center, Providence Little Company of Mary, Gold

How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident, Palomar Health, Silver

Public Relations Campaigns: Internal Communications            

Patrick's Passport to Rady Children's, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, Gold

An Epic Journey, Scripps Health, Silver

Palomar Health Cable Show Premiere, Palomar Health, Bronze

Public Relations Campaigns: Media Relations             

Scientific Research National Media Relations Campaign, Millennium Health, Gold

Palomar Health providing needed behavioral health services, Palomar Health, Silver

World's Smallest Baby, Sharp HealthCare Marketing, Bronze

Public Relations Campaigns: Multicultural Relations 

Scripps Diabetes Outreach, Scripps Health, Gold

Multicultural Diabetes Awareness Campaign, Loma Linda University Health, Silver

Public Relations Campaigns: Overall Campaign          

AMN Healthcare Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, AMN Healthcare, Gold

BirdEye Brand Repuation, AMN Healthcare, Silver

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital receives $25 million from local tribe, Loma Linda University Health Marketing & Communications, Bronze

Publications, Collateral & Design: Brochures          

La Jolla Family House Case, UC San Diego Health Sciences Advancement, Gold

Targets without Borders, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Silver

VERA Infographic Flier, Reflexion Health, Bronze

Publications, Collateral & Design: Giveaway Items              

Millennium Health, Millennium Health, Gold

17th Annual Scripps Night at the Ballpark Baseball Jersey, Scripps Health, Silver

Palomar Health Color Book, Palomar Health, Bronze

Publications, Collateral & Design: Internal/External Magazines      

Scripps Health Marketing Department and San Diego Magazine, San Diego Health, Gold

Scope: Cancer — The Formidable Opponent, Loma Linda University Health, Silver

In Good Company Magazines - Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, Providence Little Company of Mary, Bronze

Publications, Collateral & Design: Internal/External Newsletters   

Focus on Health E-Newsletter, UC San Diego Health, Gold

Medical Staff Update, UC San Diego Health, Silver

Marketing Department, Millennium Health, Bronze

Publications, Collateral & Design: Invitation           

NCHS Passion for Healing Gala Invitation, North County Health Services, Gold

Cancer Survivor Dinner Invitation Fiesta, Providence Little Company of Mary, Silver

Publications, Collateral & Design: Logo Creation/Brand Identity    

An Epic Journey Logo, Scripps Health, Gold

Millennium Health & Audacity Health, Millennium Health & Audacity Health, Silver

Prov-Portions Logo, Providence Little Company of Mary, Bronze

Publications, Collateral & Design: Posters

The "VERA Goes to ...." Poster Series, Reflexion Health, Gold

Publications, Collateral & Design: Special Publications       

2018 NCHS Annual Report, North County Health Services, Gold

Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation 2018 Impact ReportRady Children’s Hospital Foundation, Silver

Code of Conduct Book, Palomar Health, Bronze

Special Events: Multi-day Event or Observance 

Director of Community Affairs, UC San Diego Health, Gold

Burr Heart & Vascular Center Opening, Sharp Grossmont Hospital Marketing & Communications, Silver

Special Events: Single-day Event or Observance

Scripps Night at the Ballpark, Scripps Health, Gold

Marketing and Communications, UC San Diego Health, Silver

Poway Days Parade, Palomar Health, Bronze

Writing: Feature Article 

The Future is Bright, Healthy Kids Magazine, Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation, Gold

"Did You Bring Your Sister?" Improving LGBTQ inclusion to reduce health disparities, UC San Diego Health, Silver

Silent No More, UC San Diego Health, Bronze

Writing: New Release/Pitch Letter           

4,000th Lifesaving Heart and Lung Surgery at UC San Diego Health, UC San Diego Health, Gold

Writing: Op-Ed/Editorial

Mental Health Services Advocacy, Palomar Health, Gold

Writing: Vlog / Blog        

Kids Health Blog, CHOC Children's, Gold

Home Care is a Lifesaver, Palomar Health, Bronze

Kite Insights, Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego, Silver

Best in Show

Scripps Diabetes Outreach, Scripps Health


 

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