Is Fox-Boston passing off Beth Israel PR as news?

This from the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Hospital says it gives content to short-staffed media

Nov. 12th, 2009 by Pia Christensen

Lindsey Miller of Ragan Communications Inc., a publisher of corporate communications, writes that Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has found a way to “spread its message“ – by providing content to the area’s short-staffed television stations.

The (BIDMC) hospital’s director of marketing communications says she has flipped the problem of reduced local medical reporting due to layoffs to her advantage by providing features and experts to help fill the gap, particularly at TV stations such as Boston’s Fox affiliate.

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