About Us

Who is an HCCSC Member?

HCC members specialize in such disciplines as:

  • Advertising
  • Community relations
  • Government relations and public affairs
  • Internal communications
  • Investor relations
  • Market development
  • Marketing
  • Media relations
  • Product marketing
  • Public relations
  • Research
  • Strategic planning
  • Writing/editing

What organizations do we represent

HCC members and friends represent an array of organizations working to keep Southern California healthy including:

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Health plans
  • Medical groups
  • Longterm-care and skilled nursing facilities
  • Non-profits involved in disease research, health advocacy and more
  • Life sciences organizations, including pharma, medical device and biotech
  • Health IT companies
  • Advertising agencies, public relations firms, consulting firms and other vendors serving the communications and marketing needs of the health care community
From consultants to executives, we truly represent a cross-section of Southern California's health care, medical and biotech communications and marketing industry. HCC's goals include fostering a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of communicators and marketers, and providing opportunities for professional development and networking.

Membership Benefits

Events and Webinars

HCCSC offers members the opportunity to expand their network, share ideas and collaborate with other communicators on marketing and health care topics and best practices. Each year, HCCSC offers exceptional networking and educational opportunities, from “Words of Wisdom” virtual social hours, relevant professional development lunch 'n learn webinars, an active social media group to spark ideas, and our annual Finest Awards Luncheon. Our "Words of Wisdom" and other events feature prominent Southern California experts discussing important and timely topics and issues affecting our industry. The Finest Awards is our premier event that recognizes and celebrates Southern California’s best marketing work in health care. Become a member today and receive a discount on all of these events!

Award Programs

Membership with HCCSC comes with several opportunities to be recognized for your work achievements along with those of other local health care communications professionals who you feel are the best in their field.  Members can submit entries within 40+ categories and are acknowledged at our annual Finest Awards banquet.  Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards are distributed in public relations, digital marketing, writing, collateral and special events.

AMN Healthcare Scholarship Award

HCCSC is proud to recognize success in the field of communications by presenting one or more students with a scholarship for their passion for health care.

In conjunction with AMN Healthcare, the title sponsor of the annual Finest Awards, high school seniors and college students currently enrolled in a San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles school district who plan to enter the field of health care upon graduation are invited to submit an application for the opportunity to win this scholarship, courtesy of AMN Healthcare. The winner(s) are also recognized at the annual Finest Awards event, alongside the health care industry's leading communications professionals. Click here to learn more and to apply.

Access to myHCCSC

Have a Question, a New Idea, or just simply want to Brainstorm. The new myHCCSC is the perfect place to have your questions answered or commented on by your health care peers. This virtual forum will enhance your knowledge base by allowing you to tap into and share ideas with other health care leaders from the Southern California area.

SHSMD Partnership

HCCSC has partnered with the Society for Health care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) to become an affiliated chapter of their organization. Which means all HCCSC members gain additional benefits!

By partnering with SHSMD, we are able to provide members with even more educational tools throughout the year. Members receive email updates from SHSMD, keeping them informed on events that are coming up, along with additional educational opportunities. Check out what SHSMD has to offer at shsmd.org.

  • Free registration to all SHSMD webcasts
  • SHSMD membership rate to attend their annual conference

Membership Levels and Rates

Subscription period: 1 year

Click here to access our membership application

Individual Member: Membership for health care communications professionals in Southern California – ($150)

Corporate Member: Membership for up to 5 members within the same organization – ($300)

Vendor Member: A restricted membership for individuals and companies interested in networking with our members who are not involved in the practice of public relations, marketing or market research. Vendor members are not eligible to run for the board or vote for officers. All other benefits apply. – ($200)

Student Member: Membership for students currently enrolled full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in health care public relations, marketing, advertising or market research. Proof of enrollment is required. - ($50) Please contact us if this presents a financial hardship.

Health Care Communicators of Southern California
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