The Mississippi Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations recently named Susan Christensen their Senior Professional of the Year for 2014. She was presented with the award during the society's annual meeting in November in Madison, Miss.
The award is given each year to an outstanding professional in the field of health care marketing and public relations. It is based on accomplishments and years of experience in the field, focusing on professionalism, creativity, contributions to the organizations and communities served, and a continued dedication to learning and furthering the field of marketing and public relations.
Christensen, a Brandon resident, has served as the director of public relations for Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson since 2008. She joined the hospital in 2002 as assistant director of public relations. The central chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi named her Rookie of the Year in 1999. (In 1997, after 17 years of being a feature writer for The Clarion Ledger, she joined the corporate communications team at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi.)
She was also named Practitioner of the Year by PRAM Central in 2006, honored with PRAM’s statewide professional achievement award in 2011 and won PRAM’s senior practitioner award in 2013. Susan currently serves as president of the board for MHA’s Society for Health Care Marketing & Public Relations.