4 Perks of being an ISHMPR Member

February 24, 2020 - 3 minutes read

Conferences – Not just about food and beverages

At ISHMPR, conferences are about more than just great food and swanky hotel rooms (although we are big believers in those things too!). They are truly an opportunity to engage with other leaders in the healthcare marketing space around a wide range of topics, from digital marketing and content creation to internal communications. ISHMPR offers two conference opportunities each year. The spring conference is a workshop-style event that gives smaller groups the opportunity to work closely with the speakers. The fall conference is a more traditional conference format with speakers offering presentations and question and answer sessions at the end.

“ISHMPR Conference has helped me think beyond my current scope of beliefs in healthcare marketing by providing an innovative experience that offers many benefits to healthcare communications professionals.”


Networking – These are your people.

While we may work in different locations and for different organizations, it’s amazing how similar many of our strengths and challenges are as healthcare marketers. Being a part of ISHMPR is an opportunity to connect with your colleagues around similar challenges you may have faced (looking at you legal marijuana!) and also learning from one another and growing in new ideas. The yearly conferences offer many social opportunities to meet new people and connect with those you may have met before.

“This conference put me in contact with and in a position to learn from the people in our state that are influencing the industry I’m a part of.”


Healthcare marketing resources – We help you get better at your job.

As an organization dedicated to healthcare marketing in Illinois, we are always looking for new ways to provide resources to members that help them in their careers. Keep an eye out for helpful blogs, case studies, and networking resources to be posted on our website. Have an open position that needs to be filled? Let us know! We’ll share your job posting on our site so it can be found by healthcare marketing professionals in our network!

“ISHMPR offers great support, education and solutions for the many challenges in hospital marketing today.”


Pinnacle Awards – These are major awards, leg lamps excluded.

As healthcare marketers, we are no strangers to hard work, and every once in a while, it’s nice to be rewarded for all that we do throughout the year. The annual Pinnacle Awards are an opportunity for healthcare organizations to submit their best work for a chance to receive some hardware and well deserved appreciation and celebration among your colleagues. For others, it’s an opportunity to get inspired with new ideas and approaches to apply in their own career.

“Great opportunity to make relevant connections and to learn what other healthcare marketers are doing in their institutions to drive strategic success.”