Public relations in healthcare

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing and most important industries in the world today. Just like all the other industries, PR is an important part of healthcare.

EMU PRSSA is bringing in Derek Atkinson, the public affairs officer for the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Atkinson has been with the VA since late 2010.


Derek Atkinson

Atkinson served his country as a Marine and he now handles the PR for a hospital that sees nearly 60,000 veterans a year across 15 counties in Michigan and northern Ohio. In the past, he has worked at the U.S. House of Representatives, the Hoekstra for Governor campaign and as a congressional intern.

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. for a presentation on PR in healthcare. We’ll meet in SC 301!

See you there!


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