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Published on January 31, 2013

GHS marketing department earns national honor for Healthwaves  

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Georgetown, S.C. --  The GHS Marketing & Communications Department has won a prestigious national award for Healthwaves, the community quarterly magazine that showcases outstanding programs and initiatives of GHS.

The department earned a Silver Award from the National Health Information Resource Center as part of the center’s National Health Information Awards program. The honor recognizes quality and creativity by a hospital/health care system in the magazine category.

Specifically, the award honors the excellence of the October/November 2011 issue of Healthwaves, which was devoted to breast cancer. The issue featured an interview with a breast cancer survivor, GHS’ accredited breast program and stories highlighting the support and treatment provided by GHS physicians, nurses and care team.

“Being recognized with this honor is truly gratifying,” Ronda G. Wilson, GHS marketing director, said. “Healthwaves was conceived to be a publication that markets the outstanding programs of GHS to our community, and our metrics show that we are successful. However, to also know that our success is recognized and appreciated by our peers nationwide validates the creativity and professionalism of our staff. I am proud of our team and everything that they do to advance Georgetown Hospital System.”

Healthwaves was among nearly 1,000 entries that showcased some of the nation’s most outstanding materials for the consumer health market. “Your award symbolizes that your work is among the very best,” said Patricia Henze, executive director of HIRC.

Healthwaves is distributed quarterly to about 60,000 homes in the GHS market area.

Kelly Perritt, assistant director of communications, is the managing editor of Healthwaves, and Wilson is the editor-in-chief. Marketing assistant Sandi Matthews and free-lance photographer Julie Rowe provide photography, and Margaret Lamb is copy editor.


Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in our region - with three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Hemingway to North Myrtle Beach. At Tidelands Health, we are anchored by our mission to help people live better lives through better health.