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Pinnacles 2012 Best Of Show – Special Event

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Friends and Neighbors Open House – Patient Pavilion Opening
Team: Lyn Burgess, Julie Busch, Lisa Parro

Advertising Campaign – Award of Excellence

Illinois Neurological Institute
Entry: INI Ad Campaign
Team: Vickie Parry, MBB/hippo

OSF Healthcare System
Entry: OSF myHealth
Team: Amy Hasty, Heather Fowler, Lynn Woller, Muller Bressler Brown

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Entry: Heart to Heart – Dark Chocolate campaign
Team: Patty Peterson, Laura Glenn, Dave Claypool

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Entry: Power of Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness
Team: Patty Peterson, Stuart Bushur, Laura Glenn, Dave Claypool

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: New Address. Same Special Deliveries
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Karen Helman, Ben Hernandez, Roshni Shah, M, Carol Banas-Hicks, Gwen Ulmer, Cows in Trees

Advertising Campaign – Award of Merit

OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Entry: Ottawa Regional Joins OSF HealthCare
Team: Karen Brodbeck, Brianne Riley, Stephanie White

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Entry: Hearing Aids
Team: Stuart Bushur, Patty Peterson

Advertising Campaign – Honorable Mention

OSF Healthcare System
Entry: “All Together Better”
Team: Jim Farrell, Julie Hohulin, Shan Neely, Amy Young

Animation – Award of Merit

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Entry: “Our Vision” Video
Team: Bonita Brodt, Nicole Mladic

Annual Report – Award of Excellence

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: Montage
Team: Karen Anderson, Kara Smith, Sandra Wilks, Denise Cameron

OSF Healthcare System
Entry: OSF HealthCare 2011 System Annual Report: Connections
Team: Jim Farrell and Julie Hohulin, Kevin Brimmer, Shan Neely, MBB

Annual Report – Award of Merit

Centegra Health System
Entry: Serving the Faces of McHenry County
Team: Kim Kubiak, Michelle Green, Lisa O’Neil, Mary Pintozzi

Kirby Medical Center
Entry: Kirby Medical Center Annual Report
Team: Shokoh Zad, Michelle Rathman Batschke, Carol Bishop

La Rabida Children’s Hospital
Entry: Our Lakeside Adventure
Team: Chris James, Deb Opitz, Zion Banks, Simone Bonde

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Entry: 2011 Nursing Annual Report
Team: David Tomlianovich, Judy Winkler, Lee Angst, Shelly Caulkins

Community Newsletter – Honorable Mention

Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
Entry: My Hospital
Team: Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital in partnership with Krames StayWell

Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services
Entry: Gibson Gets It
Team: Martin Graphics and the Administrative team at GAHHS

Community Newsletter – Award of Excellence

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Entry: Health Report
Team: Melissa Behzad, Jane Griffin, Michael O’Brien, Abby Jeuell, Linda Behzad, Chris Strong

Riverside Medical Center
Entry: Riverside HealthCurrents Video Newsletter
Team: Carl Maronich, Jon Goberville, Judy Pretto, Jessica Kebert

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Silver Cross Experience Special Edition
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Ben Hernandez

Corporate Identity / Brand Management – Award of Merit

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Entry: A Community that Celebrates the Gift of LIFE
Team: Pam Hall, Erin Powers

Direct Mail – Award of Excellence

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Entry: Northwestern Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute now in Lake Forest
Team: Jane Griffin, Mike O’Brien, Beth Hatcher

Direct Mail – Award of Merit

Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Entry: IVCH New OB Open House Direct Mail
Team: Gene Vogelgesang; McDaniels Healthcare Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Samantha Preston, Clara Miles

Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Entry: Introducing The Breastfeeding Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Team: Theresa Komitas, Noah Nordbrock

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: Annual Physicals, Movie Tickets
Team: Kara Smith, Sandra Wilks; P.S. Communications: Lisa Stafford, Ann Pitcher

E-Marketing & Social Networking – Award of Excellence

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Patient Pavillion Opening/Friends & Neighbors Open House
Team: Julie Busch, Lyn Burgess, Lisa Parro

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Silver Cross I.C.E. app (iPhone and Android)
Team: Ruth Colby, Ben Hernandez, Tracy Simons, DC Interactive Group

E-Marketing & Social Networking – Award of Merit

Jersey Community Hospital
Entry: Jersey Community CEO Blog: http://healthconnect.jch.org/
Team: Jen Bell; McDaniels Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Samantha Preston, Melissa Smallenberger, Kimberly Weaver

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Entry: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Social Media Profiles
Team: NLFH: Jane Griffin; Beth Interactive: Beth Hatcher

Trinity Regional Health System
Entry: Trinity Digital Campaign
Team: Kerry Johnson, Brian Marshall, Justin Hall, Randy Jacobs, Jason Otten

E-Marketing & Social Networking – Honorable Mention

KishHealth System
Entry: Exceptional Experience Blog
Team: Sharon Emanuelson, Theresa Komitas, Noah Nordbrock, Allison Bryan, Becky Cassie, Tatum Glas, Tammy Farrell, Alethia Hummel, Kathy Siebrasse; MorningStar Media Group and OCImageworks

Employee Communication – Award of Excellence

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Entry: “Connections” Online
Team: Department of Communications

Riverside Medical Center
Entry: Riverside Holiday Primer
Team: Carl Maronich, Jon Gobervill, Judy Pretto, Jessica Kebert

Employee Communication – Award of Merit

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Wellness at Adventist Midwest Health
Team: Julie Busch, Sheila Galloro

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: MetroPulse
Team: Denise Cameron, Sandra Wilks, Karen Anderson, Kara Smith, Leticia Vieyra

Employee Communication – Honorable Mention

Centegra Health System
Entry: Centegra Star
Team: Kim Kubiak, Michelle Green, Lisa O’Neil

Fund Raising – Award of Excellence

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Entry: Festival of Trees
Team: Dave Claypool, Patty Peterson, Stuart Bushur, Laura Glenn

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: The New Silver Cross Hospital Commemorative Book
Team: Ruth Colby, Larry Johnson, Tracy Simons; MacKenzie Brown Design: Kurt MacKenzie, Andy Brown; Burns Photography: Bruce Burns

Fund Raising – Award of Merit

Jersey Community Hospital
Entry: Jersey Community Hospital ER+ Capital Campaign
Team: Jen Bell; McDaniels Healthcare Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Samantha Preston, Melissa Smallenberger, Kimberly Weaver

Fund Raising – Honorable Mention

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Entry: Funding the Future
Team: Patty Peterson, Stuart Bushur

Great Work That Never Saw The Light of Day – Award of Merit

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: Patient Guide
Team: Kara Smith, Sandra Wilks, Gayle Toscano, Erin Shaughnessy

Integrated Marketing Campaign – Award of Excellence

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: I’m Living Proof
Team: Kara Smith, Denise Cameron, Sandra Wilks; P.S. Communications: Lisa Stafford, Ann Pitcher

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Entry: Dental Services
Team: Stuart Bushur, Patty Peterson, Dave Claypool

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Entry: Regional Cancer Center
Team: Patty Peterson, Stuart Bushur, Dave Claypool, Laura Glenn

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Silver Cross Hospital Relocating Campaign
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Karen Helman, Roshni Shan, Ben Hernandez, Cows in Trees

Integrated Marketing Campaign – Award of Merit

KishHealth System
Entry: Healthy U
Team: Noah Nordbrock, Theresa Komitas, Allison Bryan, Tatum Glas, Becky Cassie, Tammy Farrell, Emily Roberts, Sharon Emanuelson, Dana King

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: Let’s Get Physicals
Team: Kara Smith, Denise Cameron, Sandra Wilks; P.S. Communications: Lisa Stafford,  Ann Pitcher

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Entry: Northwestern memorial Physicians Group Integrated Campaign
Team: Jane Griffin, Melissa Behzad, Mike O’Brien, Beth Hatcher

Perkin Hospital
Entry: Perkin Hospital Joint Commission Campaign
Team: Carrie Warner; McDaniels Healthcare Marketing; Randy McDaniels, Brenda Tomlinson, Samantha Preston

Riverside Medical Center
Entry: Riverside Sleep Disorder Institute
Team: Carl Maronich, Jon Goberville, Judy Pretto, Jessica Kebert

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Incontinence Campaign/Online Risk Assessment
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons,  Ben Hernandez, Roshni Shah, Carol Banas-Hicks, Gwen Ulmer

Integrated Marketing Campaign – Honorable Mention

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Keeping Chicago Well
Team: Julie Busch, Lisa Parro

Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Entry: IVCH Orthopedics (Hip Replacement/Knee Replacement) Campaign
Team: Gene Vogelgesang; McDaniels Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Samantha Preston, Clara Miles

Logo Design – Award of Merit

KishHealth System
Entry: Healthy U Logo
Team: Noah Nordbrock, Theresa Komitas, Sharon Emanuelson, Allison Bryan, Dana King, Tammy Farrell, Tatum Glas, Emily Roberts, Becky Cassie

Logo Design – Honorable Mention

Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Entry: The Breastfeeding Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Team: Noah Nordbrock, Theresa Komitas, Dana King

Outdoor Advertising – Honorable Mention

KishHealth System
Entry: Your Care Conected
Team: Noah Nordbrock, Theresa Komitas, Tatum Glas, Allison Bryan, Becky Cassie, Emily Roberts

Patient Literature – Award of Excellence

Children’s Hospital of Illinois
Entry: NICU Parent Journal
Team: Judy Winkler, Erin Powers, Megan Mutti

Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Entry: IVCH OB Unit Brochure
Team: Gene Vogelgesang; McDaniels Healthcare Marketing; Randy McDaniels, Samantha Preston, Clara Miles

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Entry: OSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health – A Guide for Breast Cancer Patients
Team: Lisa Robbins, Heidi Wessler, Ann Schoen

Robert Young Center, Trinity Regional Health System
Entry: Get Back To Life
Team: TAG Communications: Brian Buckles, Healther Venema, Randy (RJ) Jacobs, Angela Gallagher, Tim Crosby, McClanahan Studio

Patient Literature – Award of Merit

Illinois Neurological Institute
Entry: INI Spine School Binder
Team: Vickie Parry, Lee Angst, Abby Lotz, Deb Schultz

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Entry: Emergency Department Brochure
Team: Pam Thompson, Erin Powers, Barb Lloyd

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Entry: Medical Exercise Poster/Brochure
Team: Vickie Parry, Erin Powers, Susie Smith

Photography – Award of Merit

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Entry: Survivor Portraits
Team: Melissa Behzad; Chris Strong, Rachel Reiman

Photography – Honorable Mention

Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Entry: Storm Clouds over Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Team: Noah Nordbrock

Robert Young Center, Trinity Regional Health System
Entry: Get Back To Life-Robert Young Center
Team: TAG Communications: Brian Buckles, Heather Venema, Randy (RJ) Jacobs, Pam Samuelson, Angela Gallagher, Tim Crosby, McClanahan Studio

Physician Newsletter – Award of Merit

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Entry: Stethoscope
Team: Michael O’Brien, Linda Behzad, Jane Griffin, Melissa Behzad

Physician Relations & Recruitment – Award of Merit

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: Annual Physician Meet and Greet
Team: Kara Smith, Sandra Wilks, Denise Cameron, Jana Iyer, Arifa Aiyash

Print Advertising – Award of Merit

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Entry: Bariatric Ad Series
Team: Vickie Parry, Erin Powers

Public Relations Project – Award of Excellence

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Entry: Campus Revitalization
Team: Jane Griffin, Peter Bower, Sara Lopez, Sarah Burke, Jen Wooten, Kristina Hedley; Res Publica Group; Liz Coffey

Public Relations Project – Award of Merit

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Permanent Patient
Team: Julie Busch, Lisa Parro, Sheila Galloro

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Replacement Hospital Patient Move
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Molly Scroggins, Mark Jepson, Karen Helman

Public Relations Project – Honorable Mention

Centegra Health System
Entry: Centegra Hospital-Huntley
Team: Kim Kubiak, Michelle Green, Lisa O’Neil

Special Event – Award of Excellence – BEST OF SHOW

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Friends and Neighbors Open House – Patient Pavilion Opening
Team: Lyn Burgess, Julie Busch, Lisa Parro

Special Event – Award of Excellence

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: 9/11 Tribute to Area Servicemen/women
Team: Kara Smith, Denise Cameron, Sandra Wilks, Sue Schaller; P.S. Communications: Lisa Stafford, Ann Pitcher

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Entry: 35th Anniversary / ILPEx Celebration
Team: Patty Peterson, Stuart Bushur, Dave Claypool, Laura Glenn

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Housewarming Celebrations
Team: Ruth Colby, Ben Hernandez, Roshni Shah, Carol Banas Hicks, Gwen Ulmer, The Meeting House Company, MacKenzie Brown Design

Special Event – Award of Merit

Adventist GlenOaks Hospital
Entry: Adventist GlenOaks Hospital Grill on the Hill
Team: Erin Gerber, Jill Ibrahim, Scott Wachel

Kirby Medical Center
Entry: Kirby Medical Center Open House Event
Team: Shokoh Zad, Michelle Rathman Batschke, Carol Bishop

Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Entry: The Opening of the Breastfeeding Center at Kish Hospital
Team: Noah Nordbrock, Theresa Komitas, Dana King

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Entry: 18th Annual HeartCare Midwest Symposium – Navigating the Vascular Expressway: New Directions in the Management of Vascular Disease
Team: Pam Thompson, Julie Byrd, Jennifer Ash, MD, Lee Angst, Lynn Woller, Michael Vujovich, Gary Horrie, Jim Kelly

Pekin Hospital
Entry: Perkin Hospital Garden Gala
Team: Carrie Warner; McDaniels Healthcare Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Brenda Tomlinson, Samantha Preston

Riverside Medical Center
Entry: Riverside Medical Center East Tower Open House
Team: Carl Maronich, Jon Goberville, Judy Pretto, Jessica Kebert

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Illumination Opening Gala
Team: Ruth Colby, Larry Johnson, Tracy Simons, Laura Valencik, Food for Thought, MacKenzie Brown Design

Television Advertising – Award of Excellence

Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Entry: The Joint Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Team: Theresa Komitas, Noah Nordbrock and Dave Barrow of OCImageworks

Trinty Regional Health System
Entry: Trinity medical Experts-Heart Patient Stories
Team: Randy Jacobs, Tim Crosby, Jason Otten; TAG Productions: Justin Hall, Todd Stephens

Television Advertising – Honorable Mention

Jersey Community Hospital
Entry: Jersey Community Hospital ER + Television Spot
Team: Jen Bell; McDaniels Healthcare Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Samantha Preston, Kimberly Weaver

Video Production – Award of Excellence

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Adventist Rescuers
Team: Julie Busch, Sheila Galloro

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Laurie Crozier: Fit for Life
Team: Julie Busch, Sheila Galloro

La Rabida Children’s Hospital
Entry: Welcome Aboard
Team: Steve Avery, Zion Banks, Deb Opitz, Chris James

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Entry: “You Make It Possible”
Team: Bonita Brodt, Nicole Mladic

Video Production – Award of Merit

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: E-Chaplain
Team: Julie Busch, Cantaloupe Video

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: I’m Living Proof Video
Team: Kara Smith, Denise Cameron, Sandra Wilks, Sara Klepacki; P.S. Communications: Lisa Stafford, Ann Pitcher

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Entry: “What Is Northwestern Medicine?”
Team:  Bonita Brodt, Nicole Mladic

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Entry: Weight Loss Success Video
Team: Vickie Parry, David Tomlianovich, Jenny Reay, Jennifer Yates

Video Production – Honorable Mention

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Debbie Skourletos: The heart behind the coffee counter
Team: Julie Busch, Sheila Galloro, Lisa Parro

Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Entry: Joint Center Patient Education Video
Team: Theresa Komitas, Noah Nordbrock, and Dave Barrow of OCImageworks

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Entry: Wayfinding Video
Team: David Tomlianovich, Judy Winkler

Website Design / Development – Award of Excellence

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Redesign of www.keepingyouwell.com
Team: Rebecca Larson, Erik Riccardi, Vinod Sharma, Andi Perez-Caradelli

Website Design / Development – Award of Merit

Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Entry: The All-New IVCH Website: www.ivch.org
Team: Gene Vogelgesang; McDaniels Healthcare Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Samantha Preston, Clara Miles; Coffey Communications: Tammy Walker

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Entry: Lake Forest and Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Centers Websites
Team: Jane Griffin, Beth Hatcher, Peter Weathers, Michael O’Brien, Thirdwave

Riverside Medical Center
Entry: Riverside webApp
Team: Carl Maronich, Jon Goberville, Judy Pretto, Jessica Kebert

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: New Hospital Microsite
Team: Ben Hernandez, Tracy Simons, Ruth Colby, Imaginary Landscape

Website Design / Development – Honorable Mention

Riverside Medical Center
Entry: Riverside East Tower Microsite
Team: Carl Maronich, Jon Goberville, Judy Pretto, Jessica Kebert

Writing Project – Award of Merit

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Hope & Healing
Team: Sheila Galloro, Lisa Parro, Julie Busch

Riverside Medical Center
Entry: RMC now offers treatment for mild heart failure patients
Team: Carl Maronich, Jon Goberville, Judy Pretto, Jessica Kebert