NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexandra Harkness Normington has joined the Chicago office of strategic healthcare communications firm Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc., officials announced today.
Normington will serve as a senior advisor to the firm’s clients, bringing them blended expertise in health policy and public affairs, as well as media relations and communications.
With offices in Nashville and Chicago, Jarrard Inc. is the premier strategic communications firm for hospitals and health systems experiencing a time of significant change, crisis or opportunity.
Most recently, Normington served as public relations manager for the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), which represents more than 170 hospitals and healthcare organizations in the greater Chicago area. There, she developed and implemented media and public relations strategies for the association, as well as for the state’s poison center and insurance co-op.
“Through her work with MCHC, Alex brings first-hand knowledge of the most pressing issues facing hospitals in Chicago and the surrounding area,” said David Jarrard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jarrard Inc. “In addition, she brings proven leadership, communications and public policy experience. She is a wonderful addition to our growing team and will play a key role in our firm’s growth.”
Previously, Normington was a public information officer for the state of Minnesota, where she acted as a liaison to the media and worked on statewide communications plans, and an assistant assignment editor at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, where she planned news stories and managed weekend news crews.
“I am honored to join this exceptional team as they continue to guide hospitals and health systems through one of the industry’s most significant periods of change,” said Normington.
A native of Eau Claire, Wisc., Normington earned a master’s degree in public health from New York Medical College and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Minnesota.
About Jarrard Inc.
Based in Nashville, Tenn., with an office in Chicago, Jarrard Inc. is the premier strategic communications firm for any hospital or health system in the nation experiencing a time of significant change, crisis or opportunity. The firm publishes healthcare newsletter Inside Baseball and ranks among the top 15 healthcare PR firms in the U.S. For more information, visit www.jarrardinc.com or follow us @JarrardInc.