The Healthcare News Network Adds to Team

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Recent hires in management, creative development, production and sales have the company ready to soar to new heights.

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Healthcare News Network (http://www.healthcarenewsnetwork.com) is expanding their team. Recent hires in management, creative development, production and sales have the company ready to soar to new heights.

Joann Ellis has been named General Manager and brings with her a diverse background to expand the network. Joann graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University with a Masters degree in Quantitative Analysis and Measurement. Joann’s background experience includes consulting for Ohio Collaborative, a group specializing in research for state agencies and writing briefs for the Ohio Senate and lobbying groups, as well as Titan Financial Group in Atlanta where she created and facilitated employee training programs and developed models for risk management.

Gregory Bush, Healthcare News Network CFO, is responsible for the financial reporting and technical infrastructure of the network. Greg brings with him over 20 years of management, financial and systems experience from both private and public companies, including Colorworks, Morgenthau and Bush Industries. A graduate of State University of New York Fredonia, Greg holds a degree in Business Management and Computer Engineering.

Juan Andres Rodriguez, named HNN’s Creative Director, is a talented graphic artist and develops the feel of the network. A Cum Laude graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, Juan has a passion for life, well-being and happiness which translates into the mission of the Healthcare News Network. Juan has worked for such advertising agencies as Leo Burnett and Grupo Z in Mexico and was a part of the launch of Zombra, a below-the-line advertising agency also based out of Mexico. Juan is part owner of Baja Design Studios in Baja California, Mexico, a freelance design studio specializing in the image and promotion of new businesses throughout the area.

Michael Shapiro, VP Director of Programming, is responsible for the content and substance of the network. He is committed to acquiring video material and public service announcements from non-profit organizations to help promote local and national charities. Mike has a diverse background with nearly 30 years of television experience in news, production, management, producing and videography. He has worked at television stations in South Dakota, Iowa, and cities in Florida including Fort Myers, Tampa and Miami. He is an award-winning producer of spot news, features, documentaries and a national Addy for a PSA. Giving back to the community is important to Mike and he is a member of several advisory boards including The School of Nursing at Florida Gulf Coast University, The Nations Association and the PACE Center for Girls. Mike graduated Summa Cum Laude from Adelphi University.

Shirley Stone, HNN’s National Sales Manager, has over 20 years in the New York advertising industry. She has worked for ad agencies, media departments and started her sales career in magazines - Redbook and Cosmopolitan. In the early 1980's she switched from magazines to the just emerging cable TV industry and was a member of the first MTV sales team. From there she moved on to working for Ted Turner at CNN and then the first New York Director of Sales for The Discovery Channel where she managed a team of account executives and sales support people. Disillusioned with the corporate environment she started a media consulting business and worked on the launch of The Food Network, several Internet companies and By Kids For Kids, a kids innovation company. She holds both a BBA and MBA in marketing, is a graduate of the Communispond Public Speaking Course and is a certified Empowerment Life Coach.

The Healthcare News Network started with less than 10 employees writing, producing, shooting, editing and distributing its programming just one year ago. They now house a team of over 30 employees in three states and will continue to grow along with the success of the nationwide network.

About the Healthcare News Network
The Healthcare News Network, a hospital-exclusive Out-of Home Media Network, was launched in February of 2007 and is based out of Cape Coral, Florida. HNN is the first of its kind to bring customizable, positive healthcare news to each hospital in its network. Currently, HNN is airing in 34 hospitals across Florida with the expansion to 23 states and over 200 hospitals expected to be complete by 2008.

For more information, visit our website: http://www.healthcarenewsnetwork.com
Or call our office toll free: 800 446 7575

Contact:
Rachel Tramonte
Healthcare News Network
800 446 7575
239 549 4176
rachel @ healthcarenewsnetwork.com
http://www.healthcarenewsnetwork.com

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