WMC wins Best of Show, Krajewski named Junior Practitioner of the Year during annual Maggie Awards

WMC wins Best of Show, Krajewski named Junior Practitioner of the Year during annual Maggie Awards


(Caption for picture attached: From left to right, Lacey Vowell, Brandi Krajewski, Paul Black, and Fran Misso show off their many awards during the 27thannual Maggie Awards.)

The Mississippi Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations presented the 27th Annual Maggie Awards during an awards dinner on Nov. 6 at the MHA Conference Center in Madison. The Maggie Awards program recognizes outstanding marketing and public relations work submitted by professionals from the health care sector in Mississippi.


This year, there were 75 entries submitted from hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations from across the state. Only the top two entries in each category win awards, and in order to receive a Maggie Award, an entry had to rank “excellent” in the judges’ scoring system. The Maggie Award gets its name from the magnolia flower featured on the top award. Out of the submitted entries, 17 Maggie Awards and 19 Awards of Excellence were selected.  


Winston Medical Center won Maggie Awards for crisis communications during their response to the tornado that struck Louisville in 2014 and for their Home is Where the Heart Is t-shirt. The Home Is Where the Heart Is t-shirt also was named the Best of Show Overall.


During the awards ceremony, Brandi Krajewski, marketing and public relations director for WMC, was also named the Junior Professional of the Year by her peers in the society. The honorees are chosen based on accomplishments and experience in the field, focusing on professionalism, creativity, contributions to their hospital and their community, and a continued dedication to learning and furthering the field of marketing and public relations. The Junior Professional of the Year has five or less years of experience in health care marketing and public relations.