Another Way to Get Your Hospital Noticed Online

E-Books are an alternative way to get your hospital noticed online.

Every hospital is trying to attract new patients to their facility. They use direct mail, print ads, billboards, television spots, you name it. In this very competitive area, you need to think outside the box to find ways to get in front of new eyeballs.

The first place more people go to when looking at a hospital is online. You can promote your services via pay-per-click (PPC) social media and online banner ads, but your competitors are doing the same things. Here’s one unique way to stand out from the crowd: develop an e-book.

An e-book, or electronic book, is simply a book-length or shortened version of a publication/document in a digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and readable on computers and other elective devices like tablets and e-readers.

We’re sure one or more of your physicians have written a book or document on a specific topic. Perhaps it’s on an area of medicine they practice or a procedure they perform. They can turn that book into a marketing piece to market your hospital. If you or they turn their study or book into an e-book, it may have legs for both of you.

For example, Dr. Arvind Venkat, who practices emergency medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently wrote the book Challenging and Emerging Conditions in Emergency Medicine. That book is available in print and as an Amazon Kindle e-book. Same with Dr. Katrina S. Firlik, a neurosurgeon at Yale University School of Medicine who wrote the book Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside. Her book is available in print and online for Kindle and the Barnes & Noble NOOK e-reader. Both the Kindle and NOOK have versions of e-readers with Wi-Fi web browsing.

For the doctor, the obvious benefit is more exposure of their skills that they can now promote in online bookstores and e-book sites such as and

For the hospital, e-books can contain hyperlinks that direct people to the hospital’s website, which can lead to more online traffic and exposure of your facility. You can also put a link of the e-book on the hospital’s website as another way to get web traffic.

For more “Out of the Box” ideas to get your hospital noticed in cyberspace, contact Wax Custom Communications by calling 305-350-5700 or visiting http://wax-prod.local.

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