Hospital Partnerships Tripled!

With the addition of new hospital partners in Indiana, New Hampshire, and Tennessee, Innovare is now partnered with 75 hospitals in 19 states.  Much of this growth has been fueled by the ability to expand our partnerships with our current health system partners, specifically adding multiple programs within Northwell Health and HCA.

“The expansion of these partnerships has truly demonstrated the value in the Innovare Community Showcase model.  In addition, the ability to experience such rapid growth in other markets throughout the country and partner with new, leading health systems such as the Wellmont Health System in TN is very exciting!” Said Mike Ricciardi, New Business Partner & Co-Founder.

Contact us at: info@innovaremedia.com

How to Transform Empty Hospital Space for a Better Patient Experience



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Written by Staff | March 30, 2017 |

 

Innovare Medical Media launched in 2010 with the mission of helping hospitals communicate with their patients, doctors, hospital staff and community at large.WUH Front

The company’s first partner was Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y.,  signing on in March 2011; since then, the company has grown to partner with numerous leading hospitals across the country— including more than 20 HCA hospitals, Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, N.Y., RWJ Barnabas Health in West Orange, N.J., as well as the Allegheny Health Network and St. Luke’s University Health Network in PA.

Hospitals contract with Innovare to partner on marketing and media strategy, and the company tailors each initiative to the specific hospital to complement what the hospital is already doing.

“The business was born out of how rapidly the healthcare industry is evolving. It’s becoming a more competitive space, and hospitals are trying to communicate many different things to the outside world,” says Michael Ricciardi, co-founder and partner – business development of Branchburg, N.J.-based Innovare Medical Media. “Hospitals are challenged to find different ways to communicate their message and tell their community about awards, rankings and local initiatives.”

Hospitals have space within their facilities and around campus to promote the hospital’s service at no extra capital cost. Innovare works with hospitals to leverage those opportunities and they contribute newly generated revenue back to the facility. For example, the company worked with the HCA Far West Division hospitals to transform previously sterile areas of the hospital to areas to cross-sell strategic initiatives, feature staff and boost morale.

“Most hospitals are looking for new or creative ways to get ahead of the curve and further their presence and awareness in the community,” says Mr. Ricciardi.

The company partners with hospitals on communication methods, such as signage and banners across the hospital campus, as well as technology that can improve the patient and family experience.

“The Innovare program launched in April 2013, features leading local and regional businesses in digital, large-format, edge- and back-lit signage placed in high foot traffic areas throughout the hospital network. It has proved popular with businesses because it is affordable and reaches thousands of patients, family members, visitors and hospital employees,” says Ken Szydlow, vice president of marketing, St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Innovare’s most recent initiative has been installing digital media charging stations at their partnering facilities so families can charge their cell phone, laptop or other digital devices while in the hospital’s lobby.

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“Many individuals arrive at the hospital unexpectedly without charging cords for their phones, tablets or computers, and they may be waiting some time for word about a friend or loved one who has had surgery or is undergoing a procedure,” said Senior Vice President, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations at Mineola, N.Y.-based Winthrop-University Hospital J. Edmund Keating. “This creative charging station enables us to provide a valuable and convenient service to patients and visitors who may need to power up their devices.”

Charging stations alone could come at a huge expense, but Innovare installs and maintains the equipment for hospital partners at zero cost to the hospital by leveraging messaging by hospital approved sponsors to support the program.

“The big need we found on the hospital side was developing and manufacturing these charging stations and the units we have developed charge 16 devices at once,” says Mr. Ricciardi. “The hospitals are putting them in cafeterias, waiting areas and lobbies so people can connect free of charge. That’s a win on the patient experience side and a huge service hospitals can provide while being able to communicate effectively with this on-campus audience. In addition to the impactful marketing vehicles and charging stations hospitals gain from this relationship at no cost, Innovare thrilled to have contributed over $1M to our partners is a short period of time.”

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More States! More Hiring!

Innovare Medical Media (Innovare) has recently entered 3 additional states and solidified several new and exciting Hospital partnerships.  This has further propelled Innovare’s need to invest in growing its team by hiring an additional 4 marketing consultants.

For more information on opportunities with Innovare, call us at 866.887.2207!!!

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Expanding Partnerships in August!

Within a two-week period in August 2016, Innovare Medical Media (Innovare) has expanded three of its current partnerships and added 7 more hospitals.  Innovare has added 5 hospitals on Long Island, NY to its Northwell Health partnership, 1 hospital in Massachusetts adding to its Trinity Health partnership and 1 hospital in Washington adding to its MultiCare Health System partnership. These hospital programs will be launched over the next three months. Innovare now serves 59 leading hospitals in 16 states from coast to coast.

Innovare Partner, Michael Ricciardi commented “Innovare is ecstatic to further support our hospitals and their strategic initiatives with this model.  Being able to transform locations on campus at no cost to the hospital to now feature critical hospital marketing and branding messages to staff and visitors has been a big win. Hospitals have truly embraced Innovare’s products and services and have found creative ways to leverage this highly successful business model.  Expanding these relationships is a true testament to the hard work and dedication the Innovare team brings to our partnerships.

For more information about the Innovare Community Showcase program you can email info@innovaremedia.com or call 886-887-2207.

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Innovare in Mississippi

Innovare recently installed its first Community Showcase Program in the state of Mississippi!  Innovare has partnered with Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, MS where we have installed our proprietary design equipment, including a cafeteria mural and LCD.  Innovare worked with hospital leadership to create a unique “Sense of Place” via Innovare’s state of the art stretch fabric displays.  Each display has a vibrant image of the Gulf Cost that works as a surround to the sponsorship messages.

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“This is a first of its kind design for our industry” states Nick Lieberman, President of Innovare.  “We are thrilled with the success of our program at Garden Park Medical Center and look forward to doing more great things with this partnership” said Lieberman.

Innovare Participates in the Re-branding of North Shore-LIJ Health System to NORTHWELL HEALTH.

northwell-logoAs 2016 began one of Innovare’s long term partners North Shore LIJ, expanded and rebranded to become Northwell Health. In the spirit of true partnership and innovation, Innovare stood ready to facilitate the new Branding message via the Innovare Community Showcase program at LIJ Medical Center in New Hyde Park and North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset.

”Northwell is about innovation, so it’s no surprise that they chose to partner with Innovare, long before we were an industry name in the region” says Mike Ricciardi, Business Development and Co-Founder of Innovare. Innovare is currently partnered with over 20 Hospitals throughout NY, NJ and PA and 50+ nationwide. As the Healthcare Industry continues to evolve, Innovare will continue to play a vital roll in communicating what is NEW!

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