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Hospital Honored

TOPEKA, Kan. - Clay County Medical Center was recognized for excellence in public relations and marketing for entry titled Quilters Make Great Comforters, Roar, CrossFit Clay Center and created by the hospital’s marketing/public relations team Marcia Newell and Lori Beikman.

Presented by the Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators, the Emerald Awards are given annually to hospitals across the state that excel in internal communications, external communications, special events, advertising, and other categories. Judges from A. Ward Strategic Communication in Austin, Texas, evaluated 50 entries for planning and research, implementation, cost effectiveness, and results. Thirteen Emerald Awards were awarded, along with 18 certificates of merit.

The Emerald Awards were presented at the Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators luncheon and meeting Nov. 14, held during the Kansas Hospital Association’s Annual Convention in Overland Park.¬†Tracy Campbell, Director of Marketing & PIO at Coffey Health System presented the awards to Marcia J. Newell, Director of Planning & Development at Clay County Medical Center.

“Our entire organization is proud of the excellent public relations and marketing efforts that earned this outstanding recognition,” said Ron Bender, hospital chief executive officer.