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PRSA Health Academy Awards

Nominations are now closed for the 2013 Health Academy Awards

Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement

This award recognizes an individual who, during the course of his or her career, has made outstanding contributions to the field of health care public relations and changed the practice of public relations in America. Nominees must have a minimum of 25 years experience as a public relations practitioner in the health care sector. The awards are judged by a nominating committee that includes former Lifetime Achievement recipients.

The award is named for Frank J. Weaver (1946–1995), a leader in health care public relations and marketing who received the award posthumously in 1995.

MacEachern Chief Executive Officer Award

This award honors a health care chief executive who has used public relations in a particularly effective way to advance the goals of his or her organization.

The competition honors Malcolm T. MacEachern, M.D. (1881–1956), an early champion of professional health care public relations.

2013 Award Winners


MacEachern Chief Executive Officer Award
David P. Blom
President and CEO
OhioHealth

Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement Award


John Seng
Founder and President
Spectrum Science Communications, Inc

2012 Award Winners

MacEachern Chief Executive Officer Award

Ron Cohen, MD
President and CEO
Acorda Therapeutics

Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement Award

Sue Jablonski
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
OhioHealth

2011 Award Winners

MacEachern Chief Executive Officer Award

John Fears
Executive Director (retired)
Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center

Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Vitelli, APR, Fellow PRSA
Assistant Vice President of Communication
Intermountain Healthcare

2009 Award Winner

Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement Award
Nancy Hicks
Senior Vice President
Associate Director, North America Healthcare Practice
Ketchum

2008 Award Winners

MacEachern Chief Executive Officer Award

Vicky Gregg
CEO
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael M. Durand
Managing Director
Healthcare Strategy and Planning Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

2007 Award Winners

MacEachern Chief Executive Officer Award

Leslie D. Hirsch          Bruce J. Rueben
President and CEO          President
Touro Infirmary          Minnesota Hospital Association in St. Paul

Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement Award

Drenda Williams Witt
Director of Collaborative Network Marketing
JPS Health Network



 

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