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Aug 19, 2013 · 2 Replies

Six Network Members Make Top 50 Social Media Friendly Hospitals

By Randy Schwarz @randyschwarz

Recently, (sister site to the largest public health property, published an article on the Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Hospitals for 50 hospitals badge

The staff at gathered social media stats for all of the hospitals listed as “Nationally Ranked” for at least one adult specialty by U.S. News & World Report and used the number of followers and the amount of activity on each platform to calculate a score. The highest possible score was 100, with 21 points awarded for Facebook, 17 for Twitter, 18 for YouTube, 18 for LinkedIn, 8 for Pinterest, 12 for Google Plus, and 6 for Flickr.

Of the top 50 hospitals ranked on the list, six (besides Mayo Clinic) are members of the Social Media Health Network (SMHN).  They include:

#5 – University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

#13 – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

#19 – NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL

#20 – Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

#40 – Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN

#47 – University of California at Davis, Sacramento, CA

We'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate our SMHN members who made the list. If you'd like more information on how your organization can join the SMHN, click HERE.

Tags: FB, flickr, Google +, Indiana University, LinkedIn, Matthew Clark PhD,, NorthShore, pinterest, spectrum, Top 50 Social Media Friendly Hospitals, TW, UC Davis, University of Michigan, US News, Vanderbilt, Youtube


Posted by @amysawade, Aug 19, 2013

Thanks @randyschwarz and congrats to all! It's an honor to be ranked among such great organizations.


Posted by @jeremy_jensen, Aug 19, 2013

Is anything done like this for health systems? I would like to think Mayo Clinic Health System would do well on something like this, but I assume we were disqualified since we are not a "hospital" but a group of hospitals and clinics.

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