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Finding a Social Media Community

Jen Rittenhouse has made a career of writing creatively. Now working with MultiCare health system in Tacoma, Wash., as the Social Media Manager, Rittenhouse was looking to connect with others when she found the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network.

Finding a community

“I joined the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network because I was LONELY. I find social media to be a really isolating place, it’s doubly isolating managing social media for healthcare” Rittenhouse said.

She was hoping to connect with peers and have a community that she could learn from. Rittenhouse explained,

“The Mayo Social Media Network has made my life better because it’s a place that I can go to ask questions of my peers, to share ideas, to learn what other people are doing and it’s also a great resource.”

An offline impact

 Since joining in Mayo of 2016, Rittenhouse has taken part in discussions and presented at the 2019 MCSMN Annual Conference.

At the conference, her presentation titled Evidence-based Social Media: 5 Ways to Support Your Organization on the Internet Without Selling Your Soul, described the steps she took in handling the wide variety of requests she has received while managing the social media for MultiCare.

Rittenhouse kept it simple in her advice for potential MCSMN members,

“If you are considering joining the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network, you should just join.”

Find out more about the benefits of Mayo Clinic Social Media Network memberships.

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