Vitamin and Saint Agnes Hospital Named Finalists in PR News’ Social Media Icon Awards
March 12, 2015
Vitamin, the web and PR agency, and Saint Agnes Hospital, a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system, were named finalists in PR News’ 2014 Social Media Icon Awards, for their One Journey, Many Paths campaign that was executed during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 2014). They were named finalists in the “Facebook – Best PR Campaign” category.
The goals of the One Journey, Many Paths campaign were to generate awareness for Saint Agnes’ Comprehensive Breast Center, highlight the hospital’s medical expertise and to communicate the seriousness of breast cancer. The campaign was fully integrated, utilizing social media, video, web, media relations and blogger relations to strategically build brand for the Center.
Notable results of the campaign include:
- Earned nearly 12,000 video views
- Earned over 250 Facebook shares of campaign content
- Increased Saint Agnes’ number of Facebook fans by 22%
- Earned coverage on 18 different blogs
- Earned coverage on seven media outlets, four of which were major regional outlets
PR News’ Social Media Icon Awards recognizes outstanding social media campaigns across all platforms and the creative individuals behind them. Entries were judged by a blue-chip panel of corporate, agency, nonprofit and academic executives, as well as by the staff of PR News. Entries were evaluated based on creativity, innovation, sound planning implementation and results.
Vitamin and Saint Agnes Hospital were also recently announced as finalists in PR Daily’s 2014 Social Media Awards for the One Journey, Many Paths campaign.
Vitamin®, the “Cure for the Common Brand®,” is the first boutique web and public relations agency in the mid-Atlantic to integrate print, web design and public relations under one roof. Focused on nourishing brands using best industry practices, Vitamin offers an all-in-house approach to integrated marketing communications. Vitamin’s client list includes regional and national brands across diverse fields, including healthcare / human services, built industry, financial / banking services, education, retail, nonprofit and specialized search/staffing. Vitamin is certified MBE/DBE by the Maryland Department of Transportation.
About Saint Agnes Hospital
Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1862, Saint Agnes Hospital is a 276-bed hospital that recently completed a $200 million-plus expansion emphasizing patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment. Saint Agnes is the oldest Catholic hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a full-service teaching hospital with residency programs in medicine and surgery. The hospital’s key institutes include the: Cancer Institute; Cardiovascular Institute; Maryland Metabolic Institute; Orthopedic & Spine Institute; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; and The Bunting Health Institute for Women & Children. Saint Agnes opened the first Chest Pain Emergency Department in the world more than 30 years ago, and continues to expand and grow its Emergency Services. Learn more at www.TeamSaintAgnes.org.
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering person-centered care to all with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. In FY2014, Ascension provided $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. More than 150,000 associates and 35,000 affiliated providers serve in 1,900 sites of care – including 131 hospitals and more than 30 senior care facilities – in 23 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, treasury management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.