Lakeside Healthcare Systems

Lakeside, located in Brockport, NY, is a small community hospital with 100+ beds. They had recently hired a new CEO and physicians that changed the face of the health system. They soon realized that public perception and the reality of what they had to offer were distinctly different. That’s when The Marketing Collaborative stepped in and took those assets and made them visible to the outside world.

The Doctor Who Greets You At The Door

The advertising campaign was designed to communicate the differentiating brand attributes of Lakeside to the community which was long overdue. Numerous improvements to the health system including quality of care and the addition of new physicians like Dr. Steve Wolfe, Chairman, the Department of Emergency Medicine.

The campaign highlights their approach to health care as well as their door-to-exit time. When trauma patients come to Lakeside it is the physician who first sees them, provides a diagnosis, and expedites care. That’s the Lakeside way.

The results: A 6.4% YOY increase in patient visits from 2008 to 2009 was tracked.

The Doctors Who Really Deliver

Did your obstetrician deliver your baby? Turns out, not many have. At Lakeside, their OB/GYNs deliver every one of their patients’ babies and this ad campaign capitalizes on that point of difference.

Expert Surgery. Recovery Close To Home

Interviews with surgeons, nurses, and staff revealed that patients often choose to have their surgery at Lakeside because they want to be close to home and relatives. Surgery often makes people nervous no matter how routine, so being in their comfort zone is an added benefit.

Quality of care is always one of the deciding factors – no matter how close to home you may be a positive outcome is first and foremost on everyone’s mind. With new physicians coming on plus those from URMC, we had a good story to tell that added to the brand’s quality image.

Physician outreach along with this campaign has shown increased inpatient visits, particularly for orthopedics.

Since the writing of this case history, Lakeside Health has closed. Like many small, rural hospitals, they were unable to sustain themselves with larger hospitals moving into the area. 

Intro

Why you need a healthcare marketing consultant:

I bring stability to the marketing function

I bring stability to the marketing function

My proprietary process gives me insight into your business to develop unique solutions

My proprietary process gives me insight into your business to develop unique solutions

If you can’t afford a full-time marketing director

If you can’t afford a full-time marketing director but have full-time issues, me and my team can be your solution.

You don’t have to be a marketing expert, I do.

You don’t have to be a marketing expert, I do.

Hire a specialist, not a generalist. My specialty is healthcare marketing and has been for over 20 years.

Hire a specialist, not a generalist. My specialty is healthcare marketing and has been for over 20 years.

Contact

Need an hour to discuss your healthcare marketing dilemma? Call Cathy at 585.216.5766
or
email her here.

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