Welcome to the Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing
& Public Relations
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.
Benefits of becoming a member
If you found our site, it’s likely because you’re a healthcare marketing professional looking for an organization of like-minded peers to whom you can turn when resources are scarce and results matter. If so, you’ve come to the right place — just about all of us here felt the same as you before joining. And we can help. The Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR) would like to extend you an invitation to join the leading state association dedicated to the education and advancement of professionals like you.
The Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association, is the largest and most prominent voice and resource for healthcare strategists, planners, marketers, and communications and public relations professionals nationwide. SHSMD is committed to helping its members meet the future with greater knowledge and opportunity as their organizations work to improve the health status and quality of life in their communities. View the SHSMD Values.
SHSMD serves more than 4,000 members—professionals who work in all sectors of healthcare, including hospitals and health systems, physician groups, consulting firms, advertising and public relations agencies, and service providers.