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Tuesday, October 5, 2016


Contact: Annemarie Haydel

Health Care Communicators of San Diego and Imperial Counties





Health Care Communicators of San Diego Award the Finest Awards


San Diego, CA – Oct. 5, 2016 – Health Care Communicators of San Diego and Imperial Counties (HCCSD) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Finest Awards, recognizing the best in health care communications. More than 66 entries were received from nine area hospitals, institutions, agencies and freelancers who strive for the best in health care communications. Winners were honored at the HCC Finest Awards ceremony September 29 at Stone Brewery in Liberty Station. 

It was exciting to bring together San Diego’s best health care marketers and communicators for our annual Finest Awards celebration. The quality of work submitted continues to advance to the next level,” said Christina Campo, HCCSD president. “I am truly honored to work in this industry, surrounded by all this talent.”

Entries were scored on the quality of content, strategy, format, design, creativity and originality. For a complete list of 2016 Finest Awards winners, visit http://hccsd.org/Finest-Awards.

HCC also presented their traditional Communicator of the Year award at the awards event. Known as the COTY award, the recognition honors an individual who has made a lasting impact by advancing the profession of health care communications not only within their organization, but to the industry as a whole. The 2016 COTY Award was presented to Dawn Anderson, Vice President of Client & Corporate Marketing at AMN Healthcare.

The 13th Annual AMN Healthcare/HCC Scholarship was awarded to Lauren Haneke-Hopps, a recent graduate from Patrick Henry High School who is now attending University of Alabama studying the field of Kinesiology. The scholarship recognizes one deserving San Diego County student each year who is interested in pursuing a career in health care.

Finest Award sponsors included title sponsor AMN Healthcare, gold sponsors Scripps Health and Sharp Healthcare and bronze sponsors UC San Diego Health, Palomar Health and SalesForce MarketingCloud. In-Kind sponsors were Anderson Direct & Digital and JKREATE.

ABOUT HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATORS OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY: ‚Äč Since 1977, Health Care Communicators of San Diego and Imperial Counties (HCCSD) has served as a valuable networking resource for the region's health care marketing and communications professionals. Dedicated to increasing awareness about the important issues in health care today, HCCSD is the only local organization of its kind representing the health care, biotech and medical device industries through communications, advertising, marketing, graphic design and public relations.

The winners are:

Best in Show

AMN Healthcare 

Off the Wall                                                                                       

Scripps Health - Gold

Public Relations Campaigns

Community Relations, Palomar Health - Gold

Crisis Communications, Palomar Health - Gold

Internal Communications, Sharp Grossmont Hospital - Gold

Media Relations, Scripps Health - Silver and Porter Novelli - Gold

Multicultural Relations, Scripps Health - Gold

Overall Campaign, AMN Healthcare - Gold

Publications, Collateral & Design

Brochures, UC San Diego Health Sciences Advancement - Gold

Giveaway Items, Scripps Health - Gold

Internal/External Magazines, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego - Silver and Scripps Health - Gold     

Internal/External Newsletters, NCHS Communications and Marketing Department - Bronze, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego - Silver,

Scripps Health - Gold

Invitation, UC San Diego Health Sciences Advancement - Gold

Logo Creation/Brand Identity, Scripps Health - Gold

Posters, Palomar Health - Silver

Special Publications, UC San Diego Health Sciences Advancement - Bronze, Scripps Health - Silver, Palomar Health - Gold

Digital Marketing

Mobile Marketing, AMN Healthcare - Gold

Social Media, Scripps Health - Gold, Sharp HealthCare - Gold

Website (Intranet or Internet), Palomar Health - Bronze, AMN Healthcare - Silver, Sharp HealthCare - Gold


Lifecycle Marketing, AMN Healthcare - Silver

Market Research, AMN Healthcare - Silver, Scripps Health - Gold


Internal/External Video Programs, The Elizabeth Hospice & Harrington Studio - Bronze, Scripps Health - Silver

Video News Releases, AMN Healthcare - Silver

Interactive Media, Sharp HealthCare - Gold


Op-Ed/Editorial, Scripps Health - Silver, Porter Novelli - Gold

New Release/Pitch Letter, Palomar Health - Silver, Scripps Health - Gold

Feature Article, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego - Gold

Special Events

Single-day Event or Observance, Palomar Health - Silver

Multi-day Event or Observance,  AMN Healthcare - Silver

Thank you again to our 2016 Finest Sponsors!










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