Porter Novelli

Health Care Communicators of San Diego awarded Porter Novelli Best of Show for its work on behalf of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC.) The work focused on the grand opening of The Bill Holmes Tower, a seven-story expansion that tripled the size of its existing patient care facility and brought all pediatric services under one roof, including Orange County’s only fully-dedicated pediatric emergency department.

Porter Novelli’s campaign for the CHOC tower opening also took gold in the media relations category. The campaign, which combined traditional and digital media relations including a media day, mom blogger tour, trade media outreach and an interactive multimedia site, received the highest score among 80 entries for Best in Show and bested two finalists for gold in the media relations category. CHOC has consistently ranked among the nation’s leading pediatric facilities by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report and The Leapfrog Group.

The Health Care Communicators Finest Awards honor exceptional work in the field of health care communications. Winners were selected by judges from the Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations Association of Southern California.

“We are delighted to have our work recognized with Best in Show from this prestigious group. This is further proof of the strong combination of strategy and creativity our agency teams are able to apply to campaigns around the world,” said Porter Novelli CEO Karen van Bergen. “Whether the work is local, regional or global, Porter Novelli teams consistently step up to the plate with superior work and results for their clients.”