Congratulations to our winners for this year's Finest Awards!

Health Care Communicators Presented 2018 Finest Awards

The Health Care Communicators of San Diego (HCCSD), a professional networking group, recently presented its 2018 Finest Awards. First-, second- and third-place awards were presented in 24 categories, including digital marketing, PR, writing, collateral, and special events.

UC San Diego Health received 14 awards, and Palomar Health took home 9 awards. Other winners included Scripps Health (6 awards), AMN Healthcare, and Studio K Communications (three awards), Millennium Health, North County Health Services, and Sharp HealthCare (two awards), and CG Life, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and UC San Diego School of Medicine (one award each).

Jacqueline Carr, Assistant Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations of UC San Diego Health, was named Communicator of the Year (COTY). HCCSD said the COTY winner was selected for her humble nature and how she led her team to support the School of Medicine's website to include special 50th anniversary features. "We are delighted to honor the Communicator of the Year award, and this year's winner is well deserving!" The submitter shared that, "People who work for and with Jackie simply do not want to stop working for and with Jackie."

The Best in Show award went to the highest overall score from all entries. HCCSD congratulated Studio K Communications for their feature article, "For the Boys" written for Cedars-Sinai. Also at the event, a $2,000 scholarship was presented to Tanner Cunrow, a recent graduate from Fallbrook Union High School who is now attending California Baptist University for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The scholarship was jointly presented by AMN Healthcare and HCCSD, recognizing one deserving San Diego County student each year who is interested in pursuing a career in health care.

Entrants for HCCSD’s Finest Awards included health care providers and companies, public health agencies and marketing firms. Awards were presented Sept. 27. A complete list of winners can be found at www.hccsd.org. HCCSD is a professional networking group for communications professionals who work in the health care, wellness, biotech, medical device, health information technology and pharmaceutical industries.

Advertising: Ad Campaign          

PMC Poway 40th Anniversary Celebration, Palomar Health, Bronze

Digital Marketing: Mobile Marketing    

Mobile Website Redesign, Scripps Health, Gold

Digital Marketing: Search Engine Marketing

Express Care Search Engine Optimization, UC San Diego Health Marketing and Communications, Bronze

Digital Marketing: Social Media               

Social Media Strategy, Palomar Health, Silver

Open Enrollment Campaign, Scripps Health, Gold

Sharp HealthCare Social Media Team, Sharp HealthCare, Gold

Digital Marketing: Website (Intranet or Internet)           

CG Life for Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine Website Development, CG Life, Bronze

Oncology Web Content, Scripps Health, Silver

Sharp Health News – Infographics, Sharp HealthCare, Gold

Multi-Media: Interactive Media              

AMN Healthcare Nurse Staffing Quiz, AMN Healthcare, Silver

360/Virtual Reality Content, Palomar Health, Gold

Multi-Media: Internal/External Video Programs             

#PalomarPrepared 2017, Palomar Health, Bronze

Like Father, Like Daughter: Acoustic Neuroma Microsurgery Saves Patient's Hearing, UC San Diego Health, Bronze

Premature Baby Grows Up to Cuddle, UC San Diego Health, Silver

Multi-Media: Video News Releases      

Powered by Chemo: Patient Tackles Ironman, UC San Diego Health, Bronze

Public Relations Campaigns: Community Relations        

Guatemala: 2017 Team Hope Mission, AMN Healthcare, Gold

Public Relations Campaigns: Crisis Communications      

Flu outbreak response, Palomar Health, Silver

Public Relations Campaigns: Health & Wellness Advocacy         

Non-Clinical Caregiver Community Wellness Series, Palomar Health, Silver

Public Relations Campaigns: Internal Communications

Change Lives. Starting With Yours., Scripps Health Talent Development Services, Gold

Public Relations Campaigns: Media Relations   

U.S. News Ranks Scripps No. 1 in San Diego!, Scripps Health, Silver

Public Relations Campaigns: Overall Campaign

UC San Diego School of Medicine 50th Anniversary Campaign, UC San Diego Health, Silver

AMN Healthcare 2017 Survey of Registered Nurses, AMN Healthcare, Gold

Publications, Collateral & Design: Internal/External Magazines               

Pathways Magazine, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Silver

Discoveries Magazine 2018, UC San Diego Health, Gold

Publications, Collateral & Design: Internal/External Newsletters            

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

Medical Staff Update, UC San Diego Health, Gold

Publications, Collateral & Design: Logo Creation/Brand Identity              

Express Care Logo and Brand Guide, UC San Diego Health, Silver

Publications, Collateral & Design: Posters          

Birth Center Birthday Poster, Palomar Health, Bronze

Trade Show Pull-Up Banner, CogenDx, Silver

PRIME Initiatives Poster, Palomar Health, Gold

Publications, Collateral & Design: Special Publications

2017 Annual Report, North County Health Services, Silver

Special Events: Multi-day Event or Observance

Celebrating Lab Week at Millennium Health, Millennium Health, Silver

Special Events: Single-day Event or Observance              

Little Grad Picnic 2018, UC San Diego Health, Bronze

PMC Escondido Birth Center 1 Year Celebration, Palomar Health, Silver

NCHS Health Palooza, North County Health Services, Gold

Writing: Feature Article              

"Getting Under My Skin" Discoveries Magazine Feature, UC San Diego Health, Bronze

"The Phone Call", Studio K Communications, for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Silver

"Breaking Free", Studio K Communications, for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Silver

Heart to Heart, UC San Diego Health, Silver

"For the Boys", Studio K Communications, for Cedars-Sinai, Gold

Writing: New Release/Pitch Letter        

Beneficial Skin Bacteria Protect Against Skin Cancer, UC San Diego Health, Bronze

U.S. News Ranks Scripps No. 1 in San Diego!, Scripps Health, Silver

Common Traits of Italians Who Live to 100, UC San Diego Health, Gold

Writing: Op-Ed/Editorial             

Alzheimer's Research Needs Volunteer Heroes, UC San Diego School of Medicine            , Silver

 
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