About Us

Formed in 1977, Health Care Communicators is an organization committed to helping communicators and marketers fine-tune their professional skills and stay current with the ever-changing challenges of working in health care, health IT and the life sciences.

HCC is the local chapter of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. SHSMD is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association and is the largest and most prominent voice and resource for healthcare provider-based planners, marketers and communications practitioners nationwide.

HCC members specialize in such disciplines as:

  • Advertising
  • Community relations
  • Government relations and public affairs
  • Internal communications
  • Investor relations
  • Market development
  • Marketing
  • Media relations
  • Product marketing
  • Public relations
  • Research
  • Strategic planning
  • Writing/editing
HCC members and friends represent an array of organizations working to keep Southern California healthy including:
  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Health plans
  • Medical groups
  • Longterm-care and skilled nursing facilities
  • Non-profits involved in disease research, health advocacy and more
  • Life sciences organizations, including pharma, medical device and biotech
  • Health IT companies
  • Advertising agencies, public relations firms, consulting firms and other vendors serving the communications and marketing needs of the healthcare community
From consultants to executives, we truly represent a cross-section of Southern California's health care, medical and biotech communications and marketing industry. HCC's goals include fostering a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of communicators and marketers, and providing opportunities for professional development and networking.

Keys to our growing membership:
  • Encouraging professional development.
  • Providing for the exchange of ideas and information.
  • Developing educational programs to increase knowledge.
  • Collaborating on national and local communications and marketing challenges.
  • Increasing awareness of health care, medical and biotech communications and marketing as a desirable profession within local colleges and universities.

The Annual Finest Awards Competition and Dinner
Each year, HCC hosts the Finest Awards competition to recognize the top communicators in Southern California health care. Judging is performed by a sister association, and awards are given at the annual Finest Awards dinner.

Contact us for more information:

Health Care Communicators of San Diego
3830 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 705-905
San Diego, CA 92130


Health Care Communicators of Southern California
5694 Mission Center Road, Ste 602-507, San Diego, CA 92108-4312

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