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BVHS Corporate PR & Marketing Team Named Top Contender for 2022 Silver Anvil Award


The Corporate Public Relations & Marketing Department at Blanchard Valley Health System has been named a top contender on the shortlist for “Best In-House Team in the Nation” in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) 2022 Anvil Awards. This special awards segment recognizes and honors the very best communications programs planned and executed each year.

For over 75 years, the Anvils have been considered the icon of the profession and the benchmark of high performance in public relations. Silver Anvil Awards celebrate the best strategic public relations campaigns of the year, as well as outstanding organizational excellence. 

“This is a true honor to be recognized by PRSA,” explained Amy J. Leach, director of Corporate PR & Marketing. “By working in the healthcare environment, we get to tell the stories of the lives that our organization has touched as well as educate our community on the services available to them. My team is exceptionally talented. This is the second time BVHS has been considered for this recognition which is unusual for a health system our size. My team and I love what we do. We can’t imagine doing anything else.”    

To be awarded “Best In-House Team,” which is a Silver Anvil Award, a public relations/communications team must demonstrate excellence in public relations and embodies the core values of PRSA. This team fosters a positive working culture and is driving positive, measurable behavioral or attitudinal change among its target audiences.

This BVHS team includes Amy J. Leach, director; Amy Jordan, graphics coordinator; Brian Rader, print shop coordinator; Mindy Rischar, brand coordinator; Jennifer Olson, corporate event planner; Kelsi Metzger, social media & content marketing coordinator; Austin Arnold, communications coordinator and Greg Kraus, video production coordinator.

This year’s ceremony will be held on May 19, 2022, at the New York City’s Edison Ballroom. From each Anvil category’s shortlist, one Anvil winner and up to one runner-up will be announced during the event.

PRSA is the principal advocate for industry excellence and ethical conduct and provides members lifelong learning opportunities and leading-edge resources to enhance professional connections and support them at every stage of their career. With nearly 30,000 members, PRSA is collectively represented by 110 Chapters and 14 Professional Interest Sections, and on nearly 375 college and university campuses through its student organization, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

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