UMHS 5th Most Social Media Friendly Hospital

Medal by Martha Ormiston CC BY 3.0

Congratulations are in order!, an organization that advocates for healthcare administration worldwide, recently cultivated a list of the 50 most social media friendly hospitals. They found that UMHS was the 5th best hospital in terms of social media use.

To compile the list, they looked at the number of followers each institution has on different platforms. They also weighted more popular social networking sites to have more possible points possible.  UMHS did particularly well on Facebook and YouTube, but didn’t rank very well on LinkedIn.

Using social media can be an important tools for hospitals that until recently were widely underutilized.  For example, hospitals can use social media to gather feedback from patients or market their organizations.

To illustrate this trend, MediaBistro created an inforgraphic on how hospitals are using social media. Check it out for a visual representation of the current trends!

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