Holy Name Medical Center Selected a Winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards
Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) is a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for its piece titled "The Haitian Way of Milot." With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, the awards program enjoys a prestigious reputation. This will be HNMC's second bronze Telly win for the series of videos created to raise awareness about the "Help Us Help Haiti" campaign for Hôpital Sacré Coeur (HSC) in Milot, Haiti - the only reliable medical resource in the northern Haiti region, responsible for providing health care to more than 225,000 people.
Dr. David Butler, featured in "The Haitian Way of Milot," is the Holy Name Medical Center physician who has led a small group of Holy Name physicians, nurses and other clinical staff, on medical missions there for the past two decades. After the region was ravaged by the 2010 earthquake, Hôpital Sacré Coeur was on the verge of closing. Today, led by President/CEO Michael Maron, Holy Name is committed to providing critically-needed financial, clinical and operational support to Hôpital Sacré Coeur. HNMC employees have been working with HSC staff and the community to renovate the hospital's physical plant and find solutions to bring structure and stability to HSC. Holy Name volunteers are installing equipment; providing pharmaceuticals, supplies and medical, nursing, administrative and operations expertise; developing IT, finance and hiring systems; and educating Haitian healthcare professionals in current medical practice and hospital management.
"The Haitian Way of Milot," was produced by Jeff Rhode, Multimedia Specialist at Holy Name Medical Center. In the past two years, Rhode has made six trips to Haiti to document the improvements Holy Name Medical Center is making with Hôpital Sacré-Coeur. "My goal with this series was to introduce people of Milot to people at home through photos and video, to make a stronger connection to the community, and not just the place," says Rhode. "I have made friends, and have made bonds with several people and their families in Milot. When I see them on each trip, I ask questions like, ‘Is your family healthy?‚ and, ‘Are your kids eating every day?‚ It is a difficult conversation to have with a friend, and a day doesn't go by that I don't think about them."
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
For its 35th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People's Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People's Telly Awards winners.
A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work - entries do not compete against each other - rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honor. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.
"The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video," said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. "Holy Name Medical Center's accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production."
To view "The Haitian Way of Milot," visit, http://youtu.be/Ul9qUQTqysE. Jeff Rhode also produced Holy Name Medical Center's Telly award-winning video, "Kyleen" for the Internet/Online Video - Social Responsibility category in 2013. To view this video, visit http://youtu.be/uaQiBWX5eIg. For the full series of Haiti videos visit: http://tinyurl.com/mamxjj6
To learn about giving opportunities for Hôpital Sacré Coeur, visit http://www.HolyName.org/haiti/.
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Jeff Rhode of Holy Name Medical Center with children in Haiti.