Ascension’s Nick Ragone on His Passion for Storytelling, Chess and Mission with a Capital M

  • Jan 29, 2021
Touch Point Podcast
Ascension's Nick Ragone on His Passion for Storytelling, Chess and Mission with a Capital M
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Nick Ragone’s official title is executive VP and chief marketing and communications officer — but he calls himself Chief Storyteller for the system’s 160,000 associates spread across 2,700 sites of care. Find out how COVID accelerated the Ascension brand journey, what channels are keeping the team engaged and why he feels the qualitative model of marketing no longer suffices in healthcare.

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Jane Crosby

VP of Strategy and Business Development at True North Custom

As a strategy lead for True North Custom, Jane coordinates with healthcare partners to generate and implement strategies for building brand, increasing patient and referral revenue and optimizing marketing technology outcomes. Formerly with Medicom Health Interactive, Jane has extensive experience in data-driven and digital marketing strategies that drive brand and revenue growth for healthcare organizations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Eric Silberman

President at True North Custom

For nearly 20 years, Eric Silberman has been guiding healthcare organizations across the country toward effective marketing strategies. He has particular expertise in marketing strategies leveraging data analytics and marketing technology to drive patient engagement and acquisition. He serves as Executive Editor for Healthcare Insight magazine — a publication that reaches virtually every healthcare strategy and marketing professional in America — and is a frequent speaker at industry events, including the annual SHSMD, Hospital Marketing National, and Healthcare Internet conferences.

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