Annual Conferences: Held each Fall, this “must attend” conference features local and national speakers discussing cutting-edge trends in healthcare PR and marketing. This is also a great opportunity to network with like-minded professionals. Community hospitals in Illinois can take advantage of our FREE Healthcare Marketing & Communications Workshop held in the Spring!
Networking: It’s always smart to know who’s working in your industry. ISHMPR makes it easy, connecting you with other healthcare professionals, and giving you the means to stay in contact. Need help with a social media policy or crisis management? Don’t worry, someone in our organization is ready to help.
Pinnacle Awards: Get your marketing recognized! Our Society whole-heartedly acknowledges and rewards those individuals and facilities whose work rises above the expected to communicate clear, concise and creative messages. These annual awards are judged by healthcare professionals from other states, ensuring fair and unbiased judging.
Sandwich Smarts Webinars: We conduct four webinars each year to provide a simple and cost-effective way for our members to learn the latest and greatest trends in marketing, PR and advertising. Our topics cover everything from physician relations to social media and technology.
ISHMPR.org: Our website is your conduit for maximizing the value of your membership. Not only can you join online, you can also register for conferences, webinars and enter your Pinnacle award entries. Tout a recent accomplishment through our news posts. You can even post a job. Our members only section contains useful tools and tips.
Career Development: When members are looking to fill a position, it only makes sense that they start with the association that’s full of professionals. And if you’re looking for a job in the healthcare industry, what better place to find one than a society dedicated to your industry?
Inside Healthcare Information: ISHMPR is affiliated with healthcare organizations such as the Illinois Health and Hospital Association and the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD) so you can tap into valuable educational and legislative information.
Fun: All work and no play can be rather stressful — especially in the healthcare industry. Our Society is dedicated to helping you both professionally and personally. So when you come to an event, expect to have fun. We know how to learn and party at the same time.