We are kicking off COM Week 2012 with a keynote presentation from one of the Department of Communication's alumni. Cantrell, Director of Marketing for Saint Luke’s Hospital East, will present on the topic of building/maintaining relationships and audience specific marketing in the communication field.
Meredith Cantrell currently serves as Director of Marketing for Saint Luke’s East Hospital, a member of Saint Luke’s Health System, in Lee’s Summit, Mo. She is responsible for the hospital’s strategic marketing plan, advertising, public relations and media relations, internal and external communications, and community relations. She also provides strategic marketing support for surgical services and primary care at the health system level. Prior to assuming her current role, she worked as Saint Luke’s Health System’s manager of web and digital marketing, providing oversight of the system’s website, employee intranet, social media and digital marketing.
Meredith is a graduate of Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. She completed her master’s degree in health communications at Purdue University. She has previously worked at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, Kan., and the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service Partnership Program, based out of The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.