Hospital PR & Marketing Constituency Group

The LHA's Public Relations & Marketing Constituency Group provides a forum where hospital PR/marketing professionals can network, share best practices, and discuss emerging issues facing the industry (i.e. pricing and transparency issues, telling the hospital story by “Redefining the H,” legal issues regarding social media, local media stories, state budget issues that impact patient access and services, etc.); identify resources useful to that constituency, which are not readily available elsewhere; provide professional development opportunities; and allow for input and feedback on pro-hospital industry PR strategies. 

Available Member Resources: 

  • Daily News Email
  • Impact Weekly Newsletter
  • Listserv
  • PIO Crisis Communication List
  • PR Point Person List

Golden Pelican Awards:

Each year, the LHA sponsors the Pelican Awards to recognize excellence in hospital marketing and public relations. 

Call for Entries

The President’s Award, Lagniappe Award, Practitioner of the Year Awards, and Team of the Year Award recognize excellence in individuals and teams who advance the sound principles of ccommunications, marketing, and public relations within the hospital field.
Nomination Instructions: To submit Golden Pelican Award nominations, email the required information to LHA Communication Specialist Kristen Longanecker at [email protected] by Tuesday, Sept. 12.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities: 2023 Sponsorship Packet Coming Soon

Winner Lists:

2019 Winner List2018 Winner List2017 Winner List2016 Winner List2015 Winner List2014 Winner List2013 Winner List2012 Winner List2011 Winner List2010 Winner List2009 Winner List2008 Winner List;

Communications & PR Staff

Michelle Clement, APR

Vice President of
Communications & Public Relations

225-928-­0026; ext. 211

Kristen Longanecker
Communications Specialist

225-928-­0026; ext. 215

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