A Testimonial from Marketing & BD at St. Mary’s Medical Center

For St. Mary’s, implementing Innovare’s charging stations in our hospital was a no-brainer. Not only does Innovare invest in all the equipment, but they also do all installation, maintenance, ad sales, and updates. On top of that, they get approval from me for every ad and give us a portion of the sales revenue. Plus, providing charging stations for our staff, patients, and their families is really valuable. At the end of the day, their way of doing business speaks to what great people they are. Even after trying to get in touch with me for various reasons many, many times, they have never once shown any lack of patience! I really appreciate that kind of patience and understanding in a partner and highly recommend all of the Prime Healthcare facilities.

Alex Colley, Marketing & Business Development Manager St. Mary’s Medical Center

 

“When I started at St. Joseph Medical Center, I was thrilled to have stepped into the launch of first Innovare program within Prime Healthcare. There are basically no marketing initiatives that can be completed at no cost to the hospital so everything we try to do requires me to fight for new budget dollars. This appeared to be a huge win for our hospital as the entire project was free for the hospital. Innovare installed impactful marketing display technology which included a valuable charging solution for our patients, visitors and staff which now supports the overall on-campus experience.”

Ericka Beeler, MBA Director, Business Development & Marketing, St. Joseph Medical Center

Erlanger Health System Chooses FREE

Innovare Medical Media (Innovare) is honored to add Erlanger Health System (Erlanger) in Chattanooga, TN to its list of innovative hospital partners. Erlanger receives charging solutions to support the on-campus experience, while also promoting their specialties, services and other messages on the digital platform. Innovare was able to install this equipment at zero cost to the Erlanger Health System, and support the system in their effort to improve the patient and visitor experience on their campuses.

Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing at Erlanger, Jed Mescon mentioned, “I have never dealt with a more professional and conscientious group of people than the team from Innovare. From the initial first call to the installation of their charging stations for phones, computers, etc., their professionalism and service have been invaluable. Their promises have turned into a very successful internal marketing platform for our hospital’s mission and commitment to our patients and their families. The setup, selling and follow-through have all been seamless. It’s an honor to have their product throughout our health system.”

To learn more about these free Innovare opportunities, you can reach Innovare at info@innovaremedia.com or 866.887.2207.

Innovare’s Big Move!

Innovare Medical Media has significantly grown over the last few years.  With 30 teammates to serve 85+ hospitals in 21 states, Innovare needed more room!

This past weekend we moved from our 3,400 square foot office into our very own 10,000 square foot building! It was an incredible experience to watch our team (and their families) come together to get us moved out of the old office and into the new one… all within a matter of two days!! We’re really excited to be settled in and to continue doing big things here at Innovare!

Thanks to all the family and friends who helped Innovare move to its new and improved home!

Innovare is a Winner at the 2018 Healthcare Advertising Awards

The Healthcare Marketing Report (Atlanta, GA) have announced the winners of their 35th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards.  A national panel of judges reviewed over 4,000 entries, awarding companies across the country for their creativity, quality, message effectiveness, consumer appeal, graphic design, and overall impact.  Healthcare Advertising Awards praised Innovare’s newly installed Free Charging Solutions and Community Showcase model within Bristol Regional Medical Center (Bristol, TN) & Holston Valley Medical Center (Kingsport, TN), part of the newly formed Ballad Health.

The partnership at Bristol and Holston Valley, included large and impactful marketing digital screens to deliver service line marketing messages, as well as other hospital messaging, which can be frequently updated.  Innovare provides these hospitals with valuable charging station concepts for phones/computers/tablets and an internal digital marketing platform all at no cost to the hospital.  The program, being sponsored by community partners, is not only free, but also generates new, recurring revenue which Innovare contributes to the hospitals!

Jennifer McCroskey, Patient Experience Specialist and Bristol Regional Medical Center commented, “When our patient and family advisory council tasked me with finding a charging station, I never expected to find something like this. The Innovare project just made sense. These towers provide our guests a much-needed service while displaying a high impact marketing platform at no cost to us. I can’t think of another product or service we’ve implemented that didn’t require the hospital to cut a check and the fact that Innovare shares a percentage of their gross revenue with us on a quarterly basis was a surprising bonus.”

This award comes on the heels of another victory in 2018; the New England Society of Healthcare Communications and their Lamplighter Awards, presented Innovare’s program at Portsmouth Regional Hospital (Portsmouth, NH) with the Award of Excellence in the “Success on a Shoestring” category.

Innovare Wins Lamplighter Award

Innovare Medical Media (Innovare), based in Branchburg, NJ, recently won the Award of Excellence from the New England Society of Healthcare Communications at its 28th annual Lamplighter Awards Gala.  The Lamplighters recognize the best-of-the-best in healthcare marketing and public relations throughout New England.

Winning the Lamplighter Award, in the “Success on a Shoestring” category was ideal for Innovare as this category focused on campaigns done with limited budgets.  This win recognized Innovare’s innovative economic model as it provided marketing charging solutions for Portsmouth Regional Hospital (Portsmouth) for free.  Portsmouth has been able to leverage these impactful units to feature hospital marketing and branding content while additional inventory is sold by Innovare on a sponsorship basis to Hospital-approved businesses.  In addition, the proprietary sponsorship model enables Innovare to contribute a portion of the revenue back to the hospital.

“Portsmouth Regional Hospital was looking for a cost-effective solution to effectively market/brand the hospital as well as support patient experience by providing charging solutions. Once introduced to Innovare, we quickly saw the business model as a no-brainer. Innovare provides hospitals with free marketing displays, including Charging Stations, plus, they contribute a percentage of the gross revenue back to the hospital,” said Lynn Robbins,  Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

To learn more, contact Innovare Medical Media at info@innovaremedia.com.

2nd Connecticut Partner Installed: Waterbury Hospital

Waterbury Hospital, a mid-sized community hospital licensed for 357 beds in Connecticut is the second hospital partner for Innovare Medical Media in the state of CT.

At zero cost, Waterbury Hospital was able to upgrade their mobile device charging station equipment as well as transform some existing space on campus to feature real, hardworking media.  This exciting, new program includes large format billboards and LCD’s to showcase strategic marketing initiatives.  In addition, Waterbury Hospital will receive a brand new recurring revenue stream from Innovare through this program, which is supported by hospital-approved local community businesses.

Mark Holtz, Waterbury Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer, is a proponent of the Showcase Program: “I learned about Innovare when I met Mike (Ricciardi) and Nick (Lieberman) back in 2012 while at Overlook Medical Center.  Once, they talked about the business model, it became readily apparent to the organization that this was a win-win-win proposition, and after completing due diligence, we launched the program.  Hospitals need more ventures like this – no cost, free marketing vehicles and charging stations that freshen up barren spaces, plus we receive a percentage of the revenue!  The timing was great to implement this at Waterbury.  In addition to all the benefits this model already provides, Innovare helped us replace some less expensive and fragile charging stations we previously purchased.”

Numerous community business, some of whom partner with the hospital on other fronts, chose to partner with the Innovare for this initiative.  Jon O’Dowd, Innovare’s Sales Manager, said, “The hospital relationship with the community is very strong, making this initiative extremely successful.  The charging stations provide a tremendous service for patients, visitors and the healthcare professionals on campus that we are thrilled to deploy.”

Innovare continues to thrive, expecting to add an additional 30 Hospitals in 2018, to its already 91 hospital portfolio.  For more information about Innovare you can reach Michael Ricciardi, Partner/Co-founder, at 908-669-2101 or mricciardi@innovaremedia.com.

Innovare Contributions to Hospitals Exceeds $2,000,000

Innovare Medical Media achieved a significant milestone last week.  Since inception, Innovare has contributed over $2,000,000 back to our hospital partners through the Community Showcase Program! These hospital partners have utilized this additional revenue stream in various beneficial ways.  Some examples over the last few years have been:

  • Employee Assistance and Benefits Support
  • Additional Dollars for the Marketing Department
  • More Charging Stations Units for Patient Services
  • Foundation Contributions

Leading hospitals throughout the country are becoming more entrepreneurial in their thinking and have found the Community Showcase Program to be a no-brainer.  For no risk and $0, the hospital receives 1) a free marketing communication network, 2) free charging stations for patient services and 3) a free new discretionary revenue stream.

Innovare shortly anticipates paying its hospital partners $1,000,000 per year moving forward. To learn more about this new and discretionary revenue stream contact Michael Ricciardi, mricciardi@innovaremedia.com.

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