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Pinnacles 2013 Best Of Show

Children’s Hospital of Illinois
Entry: The Hannah Project: a first-in-the-world international event in Peoria, IL
Team: Shelli Dankoff, Gary Horrie, David Tomlianovich, Jim Carlson, Jim Kelly, Judy Winkler, Amy Paul

Advertising Campaign – Award of Excellence

Rochelle Community Hospital
Entry: RCH Proof Campaign
Team: Janet Stewart, McDaniels Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Brenda Tomlinson, Kaitlin Hamilton

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Weight Loss Surgery
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Sue Bies, Demi & Cooper Advertising

Advertising Campaign – Award of Merit

Cadence Health
Entry: Cardiac Surgery Pre-procedure Guide
Team: Ron Klein, Lorraine Reinsch, Rob Brookman, Kimi Badger, Suzanne Jones, Tom Buonincontro

Centegra Health System
Entry: Weight Less, Live More EXPO
Team: Katie Mattoon, Michelle Glasder, Christie Penzol

Proctor Hospital
Entry: Orthopedic Campaign
Team: Central States Media: Ann Johnson, Brynne Pearson

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Single Site Hysterectomy
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Sue Bies, Demi & Cooper Advertising

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Entry: Advertising Campaign
Team: Camille Baxter, Cayce Mallen, Hossein Fatemi, Margaret Grumley, Laughlin Constable

Advertising Campaign – Honorable Mention

CGH Medical Center
Entry: CGH Encircling Care Campaign
Team: Dana McCoy, McDaniels Marketing Group: Randy McDaniels, Brenda Tomlinson, Rod Standley, Caitlin McCoy

Community Newsletter – Honorable Mention

Cadence Health
Entry: Cadence Health CATCH Newsletters
Team: Kiley Ruggiero, Lauren Riviere, Haley Stephenson, Kimi Badger, Andrew Huff, Tom Buonincontro

Jersey Community Hospital
Entry: JCH Full Circle Newsletter
Team: Jen Bell, McDaniels Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Brenda Tomlinson, Kaitlin Hamilton

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: MetroWell
Team: Sandra Wilks, Kara Smith, BlueSpire

Sarah D Culbertson Hospital
Entry: Culbertson Connection Newsletter
Team: Molly Sorrell, McDaniels Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Brenda Tomlinson, Kaitlin Hamilton

Community Newsletter – Award of Merit

Centegra Health System
Entry: Health Today
Team: Kim Kubiak, Jen Barber-Grogg, Katie Mattoon, Christie Penzol, Melissa Holbrook, Michelle Green

Community Newsletter – Award of Excellence

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Entry: Health Report
Team: Melissa Behzad, Jane Griffin, Olivia Sampson, Linda Behzad, Chris Strong

Direct Mail – Award of Excellence

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: New Movers
Team: Sandra Wilks, Kara Smith

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: I Will
Team: Sandra Wilks, Kara Smith

Direct Mail – Award of Merit

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: We’ve Got You Covered
Team: Sandra Wilks, Kara Smith, Jose Garibay

Direct Mail – Honorable Mention

Cadence Health
Entry: Fall Funk
Team: Ryan Carpenter, Mark Campbell, Dave Wischnowsky, Kimi Badger, Suzanne Jones, Tom Buonincontro

E-Marketing & Social Networking – Award of Excellence

OSF Healthcare System
Entry: Children’s Hospital of Illinois Foundation- eNewsletter
Team: Jamie Cecil Monari, Scott Lungwitz

E-Marketing & Social Networking – Honorable Mention

Gailey Eye Clinic
Entry: Gailey Eye Clinic Facebook
Team: Central States Media: Brynne Pearson, Ann Johnston

Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Entry: Women’s Health Center Blog
Team: Gene Vogelgesang, McDaniels Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Melanie Long, Kaitlin Hamilton

Employee Communication – Award of Excellence

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Employee Facebook Group
Team: Katie Klinger, Chris Lafortune

Employee Communication – Award of Merit

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: SKY Project
Team: Ruth Colby, Karen Helman, Ben Hernandez

Cadence Health
Entry: 2012 Cadence Health Workplace Giving
Team: Kiley Ruggiero, Sarah McIntire, Rob Brookman, Andrew Huff, Betsy Fiden, Tom Buonincontro

OSF Healthcare System
Entry: OSF Healthcare 2013 Employee Benefits Open Enrollment
Team: Becky Karlowitz, Kristin Williams, Lynn Woller, Standard Register Team

Employee Communication – Honorable Mention

Centegra Health System
Entry: Centegra Star
Team: Kim Kubiak, Michelle Green

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: MetroPulse
Team: Sandra Wilks, Kara Smith

Trinity Regional Health System
Entry: IQ4 Yellow Brick Road Project
Team: Randy Jacobs, Jason Otten, Brian Buckles

Fund Raising – Award of Excellence

KishHealth System
Entry: KishHealth System Formal Affair
Team: Tatum Glass, Noah Nordbrook, Theresa Komitas, Dana King, Allison Bryan, Chris Saver, Marcy Rubic

Fund Raising – Award of Merit

Cadence Health
Entry: Ronald McDonald House Fund Raising Kickoff Event
Team: Rodney Parker, Haley Stephenson, Ron Klein, Rob Brookman, Suzanne Jones, Tom Buonincontro

Fund Raising – Honorable Mention

Trinity Regional Health System
Entry: Trinity Matters Associate Giving Campaign Booklet
Team: Randy Jacobs, Jason Otten, Brian Buckles

Integrated Marketing Campaign – Award of Excellence

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: I Will
Team: Kara Smith, Sandra Wilks

KishHealth System
Entry: One Life Campaign
Team: Theresa Komitas, Tatum Glas, Noah Nordbrock, Beckie Cassie, Allison Bryan, Tammy Farrell, Dana King

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Sue Bies, Ben Hernandez, Demi & Cooper Advertising

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Mammos & Massages
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Sue Bies, Ben Hernandez, Karen Helman, Carol Banas-Hicks

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Entry: Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group
Team: Jane Griffin, Ben Hatcher, Olivia Samson, Melissa Behzad, Kelly Klop, Linda Behzad

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Stroke/Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Sue Bies, Demi & Cooper Advertising

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Primary Care Professionals
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Sue Bies, Molly Scoggins, Tammy Dunn

Integrated Marketing Campaign – Award of Merit

Illinois Plastic Surgery
Entry: Illinois Plastic Surgery Branding Campaign
Team: Central States Media: Ann Johnston, Brynne Pearson

OSF St. Anthony Medical Center
Entry: A Healthier Day
Team: OSF Marketing Department, Muller Bressler Brown

Integrated Marketing Campaign – Honorable Mention

Proctor First Care
Entry: Faster Door to Doctor
Team: Central States Media: Ann Johnston, Brynne Pearson

Proctor First Care
Entry: Proctor First Care “Be” Campaign
Team: Central States Media: Ann Johnston, Brynne Pearson

Issue Management – Award of Merit

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: Employee Survey
Team: Sandra Wilks, Kara Smith

Issue Management – Award of Excellence

Illinois Hospital Association
Entry: Discover the Facts: Illinois Health Care
Team: Valerie Culver, Brierton Design

Logo Design – Award of Excellence

KishHealth System
Entry: Onle Life Campaign Logo
Team: Tatum Glas

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget – Honorable Mention

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: Healthy Heart Exams
Team: Sandra Wilks, Kara Smith

Outdoor Advertising – Award of Merit

MetroSoutch Medical Center
Entry: Find-A-Physician
Team: Sandra Wilks, Kara Smith

Patient Literature – Award of Excellence

KishHealth System
Entry: Ingredients for Healthy Living
Team: Becky Cassie, Allison Bryan

Patient Literature – Award of Merit

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Stoke Awareness Kit
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Demi & Cooper Advertising

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Adventist Health Parteners Same Day Scheduling Card
Team: Rebecca Beardsley, Trish Reynaert, Eric Stepien

Photography – Honorable Mention

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Entry: The Catholic Chapel of St. Francis, St. Francis Medical Center
Team: Jim Carlso

Physician Newsletter – Honorable Mention

MetroSouth Medical Canter
Entry: MetroMinute
Team: Kara Smith, Sandra Wilks

Physician Newsletter – Award of Merit

Univeristy of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Entry: UI Health Happenings Nesletter
Team: Camille Baxter, Cayce Mallen, Eric Pitt, Hossein Fatemi, Margaret Grumley, Rachel Paus

Physician Newsletter – Award of Excellence

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Adventist Midwest Partners Physician Newsletter
Team: Rebecca Beardsley, Trish Reynaert, Eric Stepien

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Entry: Stethoscope
Team: Olivia Sampson, Chris Strong, Melissa Behzad, Linda Behzad, Jane Griffin

Physician Relations & Recruitment – Honorable Mention

Gailey Eye Clinic
Entry: Gailey Eye Clinic
Team: Central States Media: Brynne Pearson, Ann Johnston

Print Advertising – Honorable Mention

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Adventist Health Partners Transforming Care Transforming Lives
Team: Rebecca Beardsley, Trish Reynaert, Eric Stepein

Public Relations Project – Award of Excellence

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Employee Town Halls
Team: Kate Klinger, Chris Lafortune

Radio Advertising- Award of Merit

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Entry: Radio Advertisements
Team: Camille Baxter, Cayce Mallen, Hossein Fatemi, Laughlin Constabl

Radio Advertising- Honorable Mention

Centegra Health System
Entry: HealthBeats
Team: Michelle Green, Kim Kubiak

Gailey Eye Clinic
Entry: Focused on You
Team: Central States Media: Brynne Pearson, Ann Johnston

Special Event – Award of Excellence

Kirby Medical Center
Entry: Kirby Derby
Team: Heidi Apperson, Duane Schlabach, Carol Stoddard, Steve Tenhouse, Crystal Alexander, Tom Keagle

Children’s Hospital of Illinois – BEST OF SHOW
Entry: The Hannah Project: a first-in-the-world international event in Peoria, IL
Team: Shelli Dankoff, Gary Horrie, David Tomlianovich, Jim Carlson, Jim Kelly, Judy Winkler, Amy Paul

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Know Your Stats
Team: Ruth Colby, Tracy Simons, Karen Helman, Carol Banas-Hicks, Ben Hernandez, Sue Bies

Pekin Hospital
Entry: Pekin Hospital Centennial Ball
Team: Carrie Warner, McDaniels Marketing: Randy McDaniels, Brenda Tomlinson, Joey Vining, Kaitlin Hamilton

MetroSouth Medical Center
Entry: Senior Circle Kick-Off Event
Team: Gloria Colon-O’Connor, Sandra Wilks, Arifa Aiyash, Jana Iyer, Jose Garibay, Kara Smith

Special Event – Honorable Mention

KishHealth System
Entry: Dinner with a Doc
Team: Noah Nordbrock, Dana King, Theresa Komitas, Dave Smith

Centegra Health System
Entry: Health Strong Woman
Team: Michelle Glasder, Christie Penzol, Katie Mattoon

Television Advertising – Award of Excellence

KishHealth System
Entry: Best Birthday Present Ever: Cancer Center TV
Team: Theresa Komitas, Noah Nordbrock and Dave Barrow of OCImageworks

Television Advertising – Award of Merit

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Entry: Television Advertisements
Team: Camille Baxter, Cayce Mallen, Hossein Fatemi, Margaret Grumley, Laughlin Constable

Video Production – Award of Excellence

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Volunteer Kathryn Brackett: 100 Years Young
Team: Sheila Galloro

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Diane Leonard: Nursing Dreams Fulfilled
Team: Sheila Galloro

KishHealth System
Entry: DeKalb County Hospice Video, Susan Booker, Caregiver
Team: Sharon Emanuelson, Tamara Farrell, Jeff Threewitt, MorningStar Media Group

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: AMH Today
Team: Chris Lafortune

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Houring Rounding
Team: Sheila Galloro, Kevin Attride, Katie Weibel

Video Production – Honorable Mention

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: The Changing Face of Healthcare
Team: Julie Busch, Sheila Galloro

Website Design / Development – Award of Excellence

Illinois Hospital Association
Entry: Illinois Hospital Association Responsive (Mobile) Website
Team: Joanne Sterioti, Mike Whitted, Boston Interactive

Website Design / Development – Award of Merit

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Keepingyouwell.com Responsive Design
Team: Katie Klinger, Rebecca Larson, Erik Riccardi, Vinni Sharma, Andi Perez-Cardarelli

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Intranet Improvements
Team: Katie Klinger

Orthopedics Sports Enhancement Clinic
Entry: OSEC Website Development
Team: Central States Media: Ali Hogan, Ann Johnston

Central Illinois Radiological Associates
Entry: CIRA Website
Team: Central States Media: Brynne Pearson, Ann Johnston

Dr. Chris Kroodsma
Entry: End of Acne
Team: Central States Media: Ali Hogan, Brynne Pearson

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Mobile Website
Team: Tracy Simons, Sue Bies, Demi & Cooper Advertising

Website Design / Development – Honorable Mention

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Entry: Children’s Hospital of Illinois Website Development/Design
Team: Judy Winkler, Garry Horrie, MBB + Hippo

Writing Project – Award of Excellence

Silver Cross Hospital
Entry: Bass Fisherman able to compete after weight loss surgery
Team: Karen Helman

Writing Project – Award of Merit

Adventist Midwest Health
Entry: Lake Union Herald
Team: Chris Lafortune

Illinois Hospital Association
Entry: Illinois Hospital Association President’s Blog
Team: Maryjane A. Wurth, Phyllis Pavese

Writing Project – Honorable Mention

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Entry: Illinois Health Magazine
Team: Camille Baxter, Cayce Mallen, Hossein Fatemi f