Left to right:
Gadini O. Delisca, MD, XCEL Orthopedics; Janet Stewart, RCH Marketing Coordinator and Michelle LaPage, RCH marketing, Foundation and Organizational Development Manager

Rochelle Community Hospital was recognized with a Pinnacle Award at the Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR) Fall Conference held at Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino in East Peoria, IL on October 13-14, 2022.

In conjunction with the Annual Conference, ISHMPR sponsors the Pinnacle Awards to recognize excellence and achievement in healthcare marketing and public relations.

Rochelle Community Hospital was recognized with an Award of Excellence in the Video Production category for the video, “The Story of Rylan and Sonic the Hedgehog” with Dr. Gadini Delisca and patient, Rylan Svela. Project team members included Michelle LaPage and Janet Stewart of RCH Marketing and Pam Maher and Devin Manville of KMK Media Group in Rockford, IL. You can search for Rochelle Community Hospital on YouTube to view the video.

There were a total of 63 entries submitted from 25 healthcare networks, hospitals and vendors. The entries, which spanned a total of 19 different categories, were judged based on their own merit in accordance with established criteria for project planning, implementation and overall results. Marketing professionals from the New England Society of Healthcare Communications and the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society were judges for this year’s awards.  

ISHMPR membership is open to marketing, communications, and public relations professionals from hospitals statewide. The Annual Conference offers the opportunity for professional networking and educational presentations by nationally-recognized healthcare marketing professionals.

For more information about ISHMPR, visit www.ishmpr.org.