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Ex-Rep. Schwartz Signs on at FTI's PR Unit

Wed, Sep. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Allyson SchwartzFormer Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has signed on as senior advisor at FTI Consulting’s strategic communications unit to counsel healthcare clients.

Finn Adds Ogilvy Vets to Boost Health Unit

Wed, Aug. 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Richard Hatzfeld & Ritesh PatelFinn Partners has named Richard Hatzfeld senior partner-global health and head of the DC offering, and Ritesh Patel as senior partner-global digital health.

Medtronic Hires BP America's Hanserd

Wed, Aug. 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Valerie Corr HanserdValerie Corr Hanserd has joined Medtronic, the $30B medical devices giant, after a 17-year run at bp America, where she helped manage the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis.

J&J's Downing Takes Merck CCO Post

Thu, Jul. 29, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Cristal DowningCristal Downing, who was VP-communications & PA at Johnson & Johson’s medical devices division, will join Merck Aug. 16 as chief communications and PA officer, a new post.

Kuhl Succeeds Bashe as Finn Health Chief 

Thu, Jul. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Kristie KuhlFinn Partners has upped Kristie Kuhl to managing partner & global health practice leader, succeeding Gil Bashe, who remains chair of the $35M unit.

FleishmanHillard Finds Hindklev for Media Work

Mon, Jun. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Trine HindklevTrine Hindklev, a Weber Shandwick and MSL Group alum, has joined FleishmanHillard as senior VP/global media lead for the health & life sciences group.

Prime Policy Group Reps AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Jab

Mon, Apr. 26, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AstrazenecaPrime Policy Group is repping Britain’s AstraZeneca on COVID-19 vaccine matters as Team Biden plans to donate 60M of the British shots to India and other countries hit hard by the pandemic.

Vaccine Hesitancy Driven by Lack of Information

Mon, Apr. 5, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Vaccine Resistance SurveyAmericans who are most resistant to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine cite a lack of critical information regarding vaccines’ safety and potential side effects, according to a recent study.

Communications Can Help Heal A Broken Healthcare System

Wed, Mar. 17, 2021

By Goel Jasper

Goel JasperThe US spends much more than any other country on healthcare—and the bill keeps on growing. How do we bring those costs under control? Reinventing how the system communicates with itself can drive efficiencies that can increase both ease of access and quality of care for more people in addition to saving money.

Weber Shandwick Rolls Covid-19 Vax Unit

Thu, Mar. 11, 2021

By Steve Barnes

WeberWeber Shandwick launches Plan Vx, an initiative to help business leaders get the message out about the COVID-19 vaccine.

W2O Rebrands as Real Chemistry

Wed, Mar. 10, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Real ChemistryHealthcare marketing and communications network W2O Group has rebranded under a new name, Real Chemistry.

W2O Scoops Up Swoop,

Thu, Jan. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Jim WeissW2O Group chief Jim Weiss continues his firm’s acquisition binge by adding Swoop and data-driven technology firms to its line-up.

IBM CMO Peluso Checks in at CVS Health 

Wed, Jan. 6, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Michelle PelusoMichelle Peluso, IBM’s CMO and senior VP for digital sales, is joining CVS Health on Jan. 25 as chief customer officer, a new position.