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

Pelican Awards:

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

Call for Entries

The Pelican Awards include 34 different categories. However, after surveying constituency group members, the LHA only opened call for entries for Golden Pelican Awards this year.

Awards are presented each year at the Pelican Awards Luncheon, in conjunction with the LHA Fall Program. 

  • Entries are submitted through our online portal and typically run from mid-May to the first week of August.
    • User Guide
    • Category Criteria Listing 
    • Submit Entries
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
    • 2023 Sponsorship Packet Coming Soon

Winner Lists:

Communications & PR Staff

Michelle Clement, APR

Vice President of
Communications & Public Relations

225-928-­0026; ext. 211

Communications Specialist

225-928-­0026; ext. 232

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