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Iowa Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR)

Effective marketing and public relations are vital to the success of any hospital, and ISHMPR strives to serve hospital communications professionals and help them to promote their facilities. ISHMPR goals include:

  • Encouraging the highest standards of practice in hospital public relations and marketing.
  • Promoting the effective utilization of sound public relations and marketing programs in the hospital field.
  • Rendering mutual assistance and stimulating an exchange of information concerning matters of PR and marketing policies, practices and procedures.


2018 ISHMPR Spring Conference, April 24, IHA Conference Center, Des Moines
2018 IHA Annual Meeting, October 9-11, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines

ISHMPR Officers

Carla Offenberger, Past-president
Community Relations Director
Greene County Medical Center, Jefferson

Shannon Jensen, President
Marketing Director
Hansen Family Hospital, Iowa Falls

Katie Schwint, President-elect
Executive Director of Communications
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Storm Lake

Dena Gray-Fisher, Secretary
Director of Marketing
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics


Click here to join online.
Click here to download an application form.

ISHMPR List Serve

To subscribe to the ISHMPR List Serve, click here.
To send a message to the ISHMPR List Serve, click here

For More Information

Emily Liske, Staff Liaison (515/288-1955)