A glimpse at health care PR

By: Alexis Golfis

After hitting it off right away with the marketing and community relations director at Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics, I was hired as an intern for the summer.

Here at my internship, I help with event planning, introducing new doctors to the community, media relations, press releases, internal and external communications, photography, design and working with ad agencies.

I was given the opportunity to help plan one of our largest events called “Aspiring Women in the Outdoors.” This free event that provided women with knowledge on how to live a healthy, sustainable life was part of our women’s outreach program called “Aspiring Women.” This program was recognized for being successfully integrated into an eight-hospital system throughout the Midwest.

Because of this recognition, the marketing director, myself and a few other marketing employees within Aspirus got to attend a marketing conference in New Orleans to present why we were able to have such success with the “Aspiring Women” program.

Overall, this internship has been very hands-on. The work environment is fun and relaxing while also being extremely productive and professional. I am so grateful I get to work for one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation (ranked by iVantage Health).

Posted on July 31, 2017 .