Hospital Wins 20 Marketing and Communications Awards

Lanham, MD – In the 2015 Communicator Awards, Hermes Creative Awards, Apex Awards and Telly Awards competitions, Doctors Community Hospital received a total of 20 recognitions for its various educational brochures, campaigns, videos, newsletter and website.

“The hospital has been committed to developing programs and educational materials to help community members maintain or improve their health.  With many of our newer brochures and communications tools, we’ve incorporated more educational information to help people make better informed healthcare decisions while supporting population health objectives.  At the same time, our marketing director, Angela Wilson, led the hospital’s shift to a unified branding approach that focused on elevating messaging, design and logo consistency,” stated Paul Grenaldo, chief operating officer, Doctors Community Hospital.   “We are proud to know that these efforts have been well received by residents as well as designated as award-winning materials by industry professionals.”

Doctors Community Hospital won 20 awards during four 2015 competitions.

  • The Communicator Awards honors creative excellence for communications professionals.  This national and international competition received more than 6,000 entries that were judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.  The hospital won seven silver awards of distinction in the following categories: website copy or writing (; website structure and navigation (; integrated campaign, promotion/branding (breast care campaign); integrated campaign, non-profit (joint pain campaign); integrated campaign, not-for-profit (diabetes campaign); integrated campaign, promotional/branding (diabetes campaign); and integrated campaign, promotional/branding (sleep apnea campaign). “The work entered in the 21st Annual Communicator Awards serves as a true testament to the innovative ideas and capabilities of communications and marketing professionals around the world. Each year our entrants continue to amaze by reinventing the ways we communicate and market in an ever-changing industry,” noted Linda Day, executive director of the Academy Interactive and Visual Arts. 


  • Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding work while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communications professionals.  Among Hermes’ 6,000+ entries, the hospital won eight awards in the following categories: medical category, platinum winner (; nonprofit category, platinum winner (philanthropy video); integrated marketing campaign, gold winner (diabetes campaign); consumer brochure, gold winner (wound care brochure); newsletter, gold winner (employee newsletter); brochure, honorable mention (primary care brochure); integrated marketing campaign, honorable mention (joint pain campaign); and direct mail, honorable mention (community health mailer).  Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.


  • Apex Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications.  According to the APEX 2015 judges, “The awards are based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content and the success of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications effectiveness.”  Among Apex’s nearly 1,900 entrants, the hospital earned three awards of excellence:  campaigns, programs and plans, health and medical (diabetes campaign); campaigns, programs and plans, health and medical (joint pain campaign); and print media, organization capability and identify materials (capabilities brochure). 


  • Telly Awards honors outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs; video and film productions; and web commercials, videos and films.  This national and international competition receives 12,000+ entries annually.  Doctors Community Hospital won two bronze awards: commercial – outdoor, environmental or other (movie theater commercial) and film/video – non-broadcast productions, charitable/not-for-profit (philanthropy video).

Angela Wilson, director of the hospital’s Marketing and Communications Department, stated, “I work with an exceptional team of professionals who value the importance of providing our community with reliable and useful healthcare information.  From internal medical professionals who collaborated to develop educational content to consultants like AOTA Creative Group in Temple Hills, MD, that produced compelling videos, these awards are the result of a team of knowledgeable, committed and talented individuals.”


About Doctors Community Hospital

Doctors Community Hospital is a premier medical and surgical hospital located in Lanham, Maryland.   With a mission of being dedicated to passionately caring for the health of patients and the community, the hospital has provided high-quality as well as comprehensive health care to residents of Prince George's County and the region for nearly 40 years.

A non-profit and 182-licensed bed facility, Doctors Community Hospital has a wide range of specialty programs and services. 

For more information, please visit or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).