Published on December 29, 2017

Silver Cross Wins Healthcare Marketing Awards

The Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR) honored marketing, public relations and communications professionals from across the state at its Annual Conference and Pinnacle Awards Presentation on Nov. 2 and 3 in Chicago.

Silver Cross received seven Pinnacle Awards including an Award of Excellence for the Silver Cross Senior Fair. The annual event provides local seniors with free health screenings, flu and pneumonia immunizations, as well as a free informational presentation on Medicare. Each year the event is attended by more than 200 local residents.

Excellence in Healthcare Marketing/PR

Each year ISHMPR sponsors the Pinnacle Awards to recognize excellence and achievement in healthcare marketing and public relations. This year’s program included more than 100 entries in 30 project categories.

The Silver Cross Marketing Team and Community Relations which is led by Tracy Simons, Executive Director of the Silver Cross Foundation (New Lenox resident); Karen Helman, Manager of Marketing and Community Relations (Orland Park resident); Suzanne Bies, Marketing Coordinator (Homer Glen resident); Ben Hernandez, E-Marketing Coordinator (Mokena resident); Leslie Newbon (Crest Hill resident), Senior Community Outreach Coordinator; Neecie Jensen, Senior Advantage and Community Programs Coordinator (New Lenox resident); and Shaun Zinck, Digital Media Coordinator (Morris resident). The team received a total of seven awards including:

Special Event

Silver Cross Senior Health Fair

Manhattan Medical Open House

Patient Experience

New Outpatient Testing Entrance


Mokena Woman Expecting Second Baby after Ovarian Cyst Removed Robotically

Integrated Marketing Campaign

Midwest Robotic Surgery

Brain and Balance Clinic

Employee Engagement

Employee Safety Hero

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.