IABC Cleveland Presents 'The Changing Face of Health Care Communications' at Feb. 18 Luncheon

Program panel features top communication leaders from Northeast Ohio hospitals

Jan 26, 2010, 15:00 ET from IABC Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) will host a panel discussion Feb. 18 addressing today's top communication challenges in health care.

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Health care communication leaders from six Northeast Ohio hospitals will share how health care reform, public option, social media and more are impacting communication with policymakers, communities, media, donors and employees.

"The Changing Face of Health Care Communications" program will be held at Chancellor University, 3921 Chester Ave., Cleveland, and is open to IABC members and non-members. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., with lunch and program 11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Chancellor University, the panel discussion will be moderated by Amanda Todorovich of MedCityNews.com. Panelists include:

  • Akron Children's Hospital:  Andrea Joliet, APR, assistant director of marketing and public relations
  • Cleveland Clinic:  Erinne Dyer, director of communications and public affairs
  • MetroHealth System:  Phyllis Marino, director of market development
  • St. Vincent Charity Medical Center:  Wendy Hoke, director of communications
  • Summa Health System Foundation:  Jill Stefancin, communications director
  • University Hospital Health Systems:  Vic Gideon, senior media relations strategist

Cost to attend is $35 for general public, $20 for IABC members (reduced rate of $10 for those members who are in-between professional employment), and $10 for students. Deadline to register is Feb. 16. Register online at iabccleveland.com or contact Pam Tallant, chapter administrator, at 216-226-7013.

Founded in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of more than 15,200 business communication professionals in more than 80 countries. The local Cleveland chapter includes more than 140 members who support the highest professional standards of communication and drive innovation in the communication field. Visit www.iabccleveland.com.

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