Marketing and Communications Team Earns High Honors at Lamplighter Awards Gala

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South Shore Health's Marketing & Communications Team poses for a photo at the 2024 NESHCo Awards
L-R: Alison Gillis, Courtney Jones, Susan Griffin, Amanda Tolland, Alice Coyle, Dan Ryan, Brindey Marine, Kristen Perfetuo, Emma Freter with David Reilly (seated)

It was a memorable evening for South Shore Health’s Marketing and Communications Team at the 34th Annual Lamplighter Awards Gala in Newport, RI last week! 

Held by the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo), the Lamplighters showcase and honor excellence in healthcare communications throughout the New England region.

In addition to taking home nine awards, Executive Director David Reilly was honored with the prestigious Evans F. Houghton Award, which recognizes exemplary performance in, and significant contributions to, the field of healthcare communications.

David Reilly of South Shore Health stands at the podium after receiving the Evans F. Houghton Award at the 2024 NESHCo conference.
David Reilly Receives Evans Houghton Award

In their review, the Houghton Selection Committee remarked on David’s longtime commitment to NESHCo, his “in the trenches” work leading teams in healthcare organizations, his leadership skills, and strong team support. 

"These awards reflect the great work of this team in helping to communicate who South Shore Health is to both our internal and external audiences, as well as the incredibly important work they do in promoting health care services, information, and resources to the community.  From TV advertising to website development to video production, they are creating excellent content and it is wonderful to see them get recognized in this way," remarked Daiva Braunfelds, Senior Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer, who oversees the Marketing and Communications Team.

Additionally, during the conference portion, Senior News & Information Specialist Kristen Perfetuo co-led an educational session titled “No Budget, Low Budget, and What Will “This” Get Me” about producing high-quality videos on a low budget.

Kristen Perfetuo and Jay Dobek pose for a photo after giving a presentation at the 2024 NESHCo Conference
L-R: Kristen Perfetuo with co-presenter Jay Dobek of Last Minute Productions

Congratulations to the entire Marketing Team for their well-earned recognition!

South Shore Health's 2024 NESHCo Lamplight Award Winners

Gold - Success on a Shoestring

Gold - Websites Less Than $100K

Gold - Single Video (Physician)

Gold - TV Advertising

Silver - TV Advertising

Silver - Blog

Silver - Health Promotion Campaign

Silver - Marketing Technology

  • AI-Powered Video Repurposing Platform
  • Brindey Marine, Website Services Specialist; Dan Ryan, Senior Digital Content Specialist; Kristen Perfetuo, Senior News and Information Officer; Alison Gillis, Senior Internal Communications Specialist

Excellence - Internal Communications

  • Senior Leader Q & A Series
  • Alison Gillis, Senior Internal Communications Specialist; Susan Griffin, Director, Communications and Public Relations

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