LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mark Kriegsman, a 25-year marketing and communications executive with a strong background in healthcare, has been named senior director of marketing, communications and strategy for the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC), effective immediately.
In his new role, Kriegsman will oversee the day-to-day operations of OIC’s marketing strategy, brand awareness, communications and business development initiatives. In addition to serving as primary spokesperson for the organization, Kriegsman will also be responsible for the development and execution of the communications efforts of the OIC Foundation.
“As the largest provider of pediatric orthopaedics in the western United States, we are thrilled to have someone with Mark’s depth of knowledge and breadth of experience join our team,” said Michael Sullivan, vice president and chief philanthropy officer of OIC. “We will rely on Mark’s extensive background in healthcare marketing to help us tell our story and continue our mission through enhanced philanthropic support and new strategic partnerships.”
Kriegsman previously served as senior director of marketing and communications for Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In that capacity he created and managed Baylor's first brand-awareness campaign and led the strategic vision and implementation of all marketing touch points including advertising, digital content development and market research. His other healthcare experience includes serving as vice president of marketing for NYLCare Health Plans in New York and director of advertising/corporate communications for Pacificare Health Systems in Los Angeles.
Kriegsman’s background beyond healthcare includes extensive experience in the retail, banking and entertainment markets. He has worked for some of the world’s best-known advertising agencies including J. Walter Thompson; EvansGroup Advertising; and Foote, Cone & Belding.
About Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children, OIC receives nearly 70,000 patient visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, we advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. Our locations in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit us at ortho-institute.org.