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Iowa Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR)


New for 2019: If you are an Iowa hospital marketing/public relations professional, there is no charge to join ISHMPR. Click here to join online.


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.

ISHMPR Events

2019 ISHMPR Spring Conference, May 8, IHA Conference Center, Des Moines
2019 IHA Annual Meeting, October 8-10, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines

ISHMPR Officers

Shannon Jensen, Past-president
Marketing Director
Hansen Family Hospital, Iowa Falls

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

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

Ann McCurdy, Secretary
Marketing Specialist
Cass County Health System, Atlantic

Join ISHMPR

New for 2019: If you are an Iowa hospital marketing/public relations professional, there is no charge to join ISHMPR

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)