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VUMC recognized as social media national leader

Nov. 24, 2015, 8:01 AM

Vanderbilt University Medical Center was honored for excellence in social media programs with two eHealthcare Leadership Awards at the 2015 Healthcare Internet Conference held in Orlando, Florida. Vanderbilt Health also has been named one of the 25 most active hospitals on social media by MPH Today.

The social media presence for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt won the platinum eHealthcare Leadership Award for best social networking at hospitals with 200 to 399 beds. Vanderbilt Health won the silver award for hospitals with more than 400 beds.

The eHealthcare awards draw more than 1,000 entries to recognize the best in health care digital communications. Judges looked at digital engagement and content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other platforms.

MPH Today evaluated the top hospital social media programs in the nation to find those with the strongest engagement. VUMC ranked as one of the most socially active hospitals in the country alongside Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

You can follow VUMC on Facebook at Vanderbilt Health and the Children’s Hospital at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Follow VUMC on Twitter @vumchealth and @VUMCchildren.

Contact: Rex Perry, (615) 936-7868

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