How to Kick-Start an Employee Wellness Challenge

1208701_10101931161578573_1394992726_n (2)As an active and healthy Denverite, I wanted to bring forth an organized employee wellness effort into our company. Studies show that healthy employees take fewer sick days and work better overall. Starting last month, the Armada Wellness Challenge aimed to encourage healthier lifestyle behaviors among our crew and add some fun activities into our day-to-day work.

The month-long challenge featured a different goal each week:

• Week 1: Rest, Relaxation and Sleep

• Week 2: More Water, Less Caffeine and Sugar

• Week 3: Cook at Home, Pack a Lunch

• Week 4: Get Active

The greatest obstacle was to create weekly goals that were not only attainable by every employee but also fun and engaging to participate in. Weekly emails included helpful resources related to that week’s goal and stand-out employees were recognized as the week’s “Honorable Mention” via a virtual challenger board and on Armada’s social media channels.Dan Wellness Challenge

Every business can benefit from creating a short or long-term wellness challenge — it’s a win-win effort.

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Armada Medical Marketing Sponsors After Party at CHC Gold Leaf Awards

 

It’s the most anticipated awards event of the year for health care organizations’ marketing teams and medical marketing firms in Colorado: the Colorado Healthcare Communicators Annual Gold Leaf Awards. Taking place Thursday, October 24 at Mile High Station near downtown Denver, Armada Medical Marketing will continue the celebration as the exclusive sponsor of the event’s first-ever after party.

Attendees of the after party must be registered to join in the fun. For tickets to the Annual Gold Leaf Awards ceremony and dinner, visit www.healthcarecommunicators.org and click on 2013 Gold Leaf Awards. Hurry, ticket sales close October 16!

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Armada Medical Marketing Hires Michael Elmendorf as Business Development Manager

We’re excited to announce that Michael Elmendorf recently joined Armada Medical Marketing as Business Development Manager. Based out of our Denver headquarters, Michael is tasked with targeting, researching and strategically growing our client base through a dedicated new business effort.

“Armada has a high level expertise in working with a variety of medical device manufacturers and health care providers,” he said. “I’ll be looking for opportunities for the agency to work with companies who have marketing challenges that we are uniquely equipped to solve.”

Michael said Armada Medical Marketing’s integrated approach makes it ideal for health care companies that offer a product or service that has met resistance within the medical community and has not yet realized its full sales potential.

“Armada has a long and distinguished history of helping these companies to more effectively target and persuade physicians and other health care professionals, as well as the patients they serve,” he said.

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Niche Product Launch for Cardiac Surgeons Gains Fast Acceptance

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Client: Sorin Group

Project: Launch of the First Prosthetic Aorta with a Biological Heart Valve

Planning/Goals of the Project: 

Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, requested Armada Medical Marketing’s assistance to successfully launch the company’s latest innovation: the Mitroflow® Valsalva Conduit. The new device is a solution for patients requiring both an aortic valve replacement and a prosthetic aorta. Armada Medical developed product launch messaging and materials to effectively position the new FDA-approved biological valve product available for the procedure. The resulting collateral system was designed to:

  • Drive product and brand awareness and preference among cardiac surgeons 
  • Provide surgeons with the clinical information about the conduit’s immediate and long-term benefits
  • Create messaging to help surgeons rationalize use of the product with other decision-makers

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Marketing Interventional Radiology to Hospital Physicians

Client: Affiliates in Imaging

Project: Physician-Marketing Campaign to Promote Interventional Radiology Services

Planning/Goals of the Project:

Affiliates in Imaging is a group of more than 20 radiologists in San Francisco and the Bay Area specializing in both diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology (IR). The group contracts with area hospitals and medical centers to provide expert diagnostic imaging interpretation and minimally invasive treatments.

In 2011, the radiology group implemented some positive changes as well as new services to improve its image among hospital partners. Affiliates hired Armada to help communicate these changes to hospital-based physicians in a marketing communications program — the effectiveness of which would be evaluated in an annual survey of these physicians.

In this first year of working together, Armada helped Affiliates increase physicians’ favorable perceptions of its radiology services in all key measured areas, compared with 2010 survey results.

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Armada Medical Marketing Brings Expertise to Minnesota Conference

The Associates for Medical Imaging Management

Armada Medical Marketing will bring its expertise to the 41st Annual Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) Meeting and Exposition July 28-31 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Exhibiting at booth No. 126, Armada’s staff will share their expertise in developing successful, award-winning integrated marketing campaigns for hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers and radiology groups around the nation.

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