Welcome to ISHMPR
As an affiliate of the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA), we are a group of healthcare marketing and communications professionals dedicated to offering networking, recognition and educational opportunities for professionals in the fields of healthcare public and community relations, marketing and affiliated services.
The Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR) began in 1973 as a steering committee comprised of one public relations practitioner from each of the nine regions of the Illinois Hospital Association. Marketing professionals were formally included in the Society’s membership in 1987. Today, the Society is made up of professional healthcare communicators from a variety of disciplines. Membership is open to all healthcare marketing professionals across the state. Associate membership is offered for representatives of healthcare marketing and public relations firms and other related businesses. ISHMPR provides comprehensive opportunities for the professional growth and development of its members.