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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

2020 ISHMPR Spring Conference, May 6, IHA Conference Center, Des Moines
2019 IHA Annual Meeting, October 8-10, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines

ISHMPR Officers

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

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

Ann Cole-Nelson, President-Elect
Community Relations Manager
Floyd Valley Healthcare, Le Mars

Jamie Hoey, Secretary
Marketing and Foundations Director
Gunderson Palmer Lutheran Hospital, West Union

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.

ISHMPR List Serve

To subscribe to the ISHMPR List Serve, click here.

For More Information

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