NESHCo Membership

Membership in NESHCo is open to marketing, communications, and public relations professionals working for healthcare institutions, agencies, and other organizations with an interest in healthcare from all of the New England states.

Membership in the New England Society for Healthcare Communications provides you with opportunities to share your professional skills and expertise, network with colleagues, and learn with fellow healthcare communications professionals.  The professional support and interaction you enjoy as a NESHCo member helps you achieve the highest level of performance in public relations and marketing, advancing your professional goals as well as those of your organization.


From senior executives with perspective and experience to young enthusiastic communicators on the upswing of their careers, NESHCo members collectively have a wealth of experience in advertising, market research, public relations, legislative advocacy, community relations, crisis management, social media and current technology.

Membership in NESHCo is open to marketing, communications, and public relations professionals working for healthcare institutions, agencies, and other organizations with an interest in healthcare from all of the New England states.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

$175 per year

  • NESHCo memberships are for individuals, not companies; if you change positions, your membership travels with you. 
  • Join hundreds of healthcare marketing and communication professionals who are advancing their skills and careers. 
  • Discover how other healthcare organizations are making the most of shrinking budgets.
  • Connect with resources and outside vendors for your hospital-specific projects.
  • Learn about healthcare-specific opportunities and concerns regarding social media.
  • Take advantage of discounted pricing for the annual Spring Conference - the largest healthcare communications event in the region! 
  • Gain FREE access to monthly webinars specific to the healthcare industry.
  • Pick the brains of colleagues and peers through the members-only e-list.
  • Receive monthly “Hot Tips” delivered to your email box.
  • Access NESHCo’s job bank - whether you’re looking to hire someone or find a new challenge for yourself.
  • Access valuable resources in the members-only section.
  • Get recognized for the excellent work you do through NESHCo’s Lamplighter Awards, Evans Houghton Memorial Writing Award and the Rosabelle M. Tifft Student Grant.
  • The healthcare environment is becoming more complex, yet budgets for professional development and education are shrinking. That is why it is more important than ever to join NESHCo. 
  • We are a friendly group and we invite you to join NESHCo today! 

VENDOR MEMBERSHIP

$175 per year

  • All of our vendor members will be included in a directory accessible on the NESHCo website and in the NESHCo members only area.
  • NESHCo will email our full membership twice per year reminding them of the vast expertise available through our vendors.
  • Our vendor members will now have the option to respond to a NESHCo elist discussion and highlight what they can do to help. Additionally, when you have announcements to make about new services or offers, you may use the NESHCo elist.
  • Submit articles for inclusion in NESHCo Blog.
  • Purchase our email or snail mail list for one-time use up to two times per year for the nominal fee of $250.
  • Vendor members take 10% off the cost of exhibiting and sponsoring at our Spring Conference.

GROUP MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS

In recognition of increasing affiliations, mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare realm and the subsequent requests from member organizations for group discounts, NESHCo is implementing the following pricing structure: 


Single membership cost: $175.00 

> 2 - 5 members: 20% off = $140/member

> 6 - 10 members: 25% off = $131.25/per member

> 11 or more members: 30% off = $122.50/per member


To be eligible for a group discount, the memberships must be for individuals within the same healthcare organization or system, and must be paid for at the same time from that organization or system (to qualify for the group discount payments cannot come from multiple organizations). 


Payment may be via check or using a credit card online. It is the responsibility of the joining organization to inform NESHCo of the individuals covered by the membership and any membership changes that may occur during the year.


Contact NESHCo for the appropriate discount code for your organization.

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

$125 per year

Additionally, we offer an affiliate membership for those in the New York area. This membership includes all the benefits of a NESHCo membership except the ability to enter the Lamplighter Awards competition. The affiliate membership is only available to members working in New York state