Saint Joseph Hospital Retains GroundFloor Media to Support Communications Efforts for Hospital’s December 2014 Move

GFM to provide expertise in public relations, social media, internal communications and branding

DENVER, Date TBD, 2014 – GroundFloor Media (GFM), a Denver-based, integrated marketing communications agency focusing on strategic communications, digital and social media strategy, and crisis communication and reputation management, announced today that Saint Joseph Hospital has retained the firm as it prepares to open the new Saint Joseph Hospital in December 2014. The new hospital will be located at 19th Avenue and Downing Street, adjacent to the current location.

“Saint Joseph Hospital was the first private hospital in Colorado and has been serving Denver since it was founded in 1873 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth,” said Megan Mahncke, senior director of community relations for Saint Joseph Hospital. “Our new facility is built on that 140-year legacy, and we believe that GFM has the right mix of skills and experience to guide us through this historic move.”

GroundFloor Media’s work with St. Joseph Hospital includes campaign strategy, media relations, message development, media training, social media strategy and platform development, content strategy, internal communications and branding.

Owned and operated by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas, since 1873, Saint Joseph Hospital will continue the tradition of providing high-quality, affordable health care with a specialized focus in cardiology, women’s health, oncology and mother/baby care. The new $623 million hospital, at 19th Avenue & Downing Street, opens on Dec. 13, 2014 (12/13/14). It will be a model for 21st century hospitals, as patient- and family-centered care is the primary focus of the design.

“We are excited to partner with Saint Joseph Hospital on this project,” said Ramonna Robinson, president of GroundFloor Media. "Our team brings extensive health care and hospital move experience, and we are passionate about the hospital’s ongoing legacy of serving the Denver metro community. We are proud to help Saint Joseph Hospital raise awareness of its rich tradition and history serving our city, as well as to let the community know about this health care gem located in the heart of our city.”

To learn more about Saint Joseph Hospital’s mission, medical services or community involvement, visit http://www.exemplasaintjoseph.org. Or for real-time conversations and information, join the hospital’s social networks at www.facebook.com/ExemplaSaintJoseph and www.twitter.com/exemplastjoes.

About GroundFloor Media

Staffed entirely by seasoned industry pros, GroundFloor Media is an award-winning, integrated agency focusing on strategic communications, digital & social media strategy, and crisis communication & reputation management. Headquartered in Denver, GFM has more than 35 team members across the country. Additionally, the agency has global reach across six continents through its membership in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN). Ambitious brands like Oskar Blues Brewery, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Children’s Hospital Colorado, BNSF Railway, LiveWell Colorado, Bellco, 34 Degrees and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver have collaborated with GFM during the past decade to deliver results-driven campaigns. For more information about the agency and its award-winning work, visit groundfloormedia.com or get to know the agency on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.