Hosptials and Assisted Living - Newsletters & Blogs

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Hosptials and Assisted Living - Newsletters & Blogs (1)

The UCLA Medical Center has a newsletter for both patients and visitors called UCLA Health. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has a blog where it publishes articles that cover topics like cancer, women's health, heart, and brain. Below is a deep overview of the topic.

The UCLA Medical Center

  • The UCLA Medical Center has a newsletter for both patients and visitors called UCLA Health.
  • The facility uses email encryption to protect the content of an email it sends to its clients.
  • One needs to create an account with them in order to receive the encrypted emails.
  • From the secure message portal, the recipient will be able to view the message, download attachments, and reply to the sender.
  • The hospital also has a blog. The content of this blog is published by doctors at the health facility.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has a blog where it publishes articles that cover topics like cancer, women's health, heart, and brain.
  • The medical center also publishes expert advice and patient stories on its blog.
  • On the blog, the hospital also offers tips on how to live healthfully and make the most of your doctor’s visits.
  • The hospital also has a newsletter published by its media team.
  • The journalists who want to access the facility's news can email the media team.

Keck Medical Center of USC

  • Keck Medical Center of USC has a news page and one can subscribe to their newsletter.
  • The hospital offers its contact details to the media so they can contact the facility in case they want any news.
  • The news site does not indicate the publisher of the article. Also, it does not state if it accepts outside content.
  • The hospital has a blog where it publishes the latest news, health tips, and students stories, among others.
  • A closer look at articles published on the blog shows that the hospital uses freelance contributors.
  • The freelance journalists who have contributed to the blogs include Deanna Pie and Tina Donvito.

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

  • Hoag Memorial Hospital has a blog that publishes content that covers topics like acute rehabilitation, cancer, diabetes care, heart and vascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, and women health.
  • Some articles published on the blog show that the hospital accepts outside content as the articles come from different sources and have different contributors who are not employees of the hospital.
  • The hospital also has a dedicated news site. On the site, one can sign up to receive the hospital's newsletters.
  • A look at news articles published on the site does not reveal the writers. However, all the articles published are press releases from the hospital itself.

Huntington Memorial Hospital

  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has a blog. The articles published on this blog does not reveal individual contributors.
  • Although the hospital has a dedicated news site, seems it does not send newsletters. The site does not have any invitation for newsletter sign up.
  • The hospital mainly publishes the latest news article covering its day-to-day operations.
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Hosptials and Assisted Living - Newsletters & Blogs (2)

UCI Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Mission Hospitals (Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach), MemorialCare Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health-Glendale publish newsletters or blogs.

UCI MEDICAL CENTER

  • It provides a monthly e-newsletter for people that sign up using an email.
  • These newsletters contain stories from its Live Well Blog.
  • The Live Well Blog includes categories such as health tips, patient stories, breakthroughs, cancer, digestive health, brain and nerve health, women health, men health, recipes, aging, and parenting.
  • The content on these blogs is from within the hospital.

TORRANCE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER

  • It has a newsletter called Advantage that talks about health for its community made up of people above 50 years old.
  • It has a magazine called Pulse that is about wellness and unique heath. Pulse connects South Bay residents with information on fighting diseases.
  • It also has a magazine called Patrons, which is about residents who are inspiring and contributions by supporters and patrons of Torrance medical center.
  • The blog includes the newsletter, the Pulse, and Patrons magazine. It also has categories such as health and wellness, financial health, drug and alcohol addiction, nutrition, press release, recipes, and Torrance memorial news.
  • Most of the content is from within the hospital.

MISSION HOSPITAL

MEMORIAL CARE LONG BEACH

  • It has a blog that covers topics such as anxiety, breast cancer, cancer, diabetes, diet and nutrition, emergency preparedness, general healthcare, health wellness, heart disease, mental health, orthopedics and joints, senior health, stroke, and women's health.
  • It has a newsletter for its donors called The Pulse.
  • It also has a monthly E-newsletter.
  • The blog's writers are not necessarily part of the hospital. They are not workers, donors, or advisers.

ADVENTIST HEALTH-GLENDALE

  • They have a blog with categories including men's health, awards & recognition, addiction, body, breast cancer awareness, burn care, cancer, childbirth, classes and support groups, clinics, community needs, community partnership, dental care, diabetes, emergency department, employee news, epidemic, event, fitness, general, health alert, health and wellness, heart health, home care, human interest, in the news, inspiring stories, insurance, kid's health, insurance, leadership, and mammography.
  • Other categories include Mind NICU, nutrition, orthopedic, pain management, partnership, patient stories, philanthropy, physical therapy, physicians, podcast, quality, recipes, rideout press release, safety, smoking, spirit, spiritual care, stroke, urgent care, virtual care, volunteers, weight management, women's health, and your care.
  • It also has quarterly e-newsletters for personal health.
  • Looking into the articles shows that the publications can be from outside the hospital.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To identify if the hospitals publish newsletters and/or blogs, we searched through their respective websites through which we confirmed that they all have these publications. However, for details on whether the publications allow outside content and the content guidelines, information was not available on their websites. Therefore, we examined the newsletters and blogs to determine if they allow content from outside the hospital. 

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