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Thursday, August 2, 2012

St. Francis Health video commercials garner national ‘Telly’ Awards

INDIANAPOLIS – Two commercials profiling patients who received care at Franciscan St. Francis Health have earned recognition in the 2012 Telly Awards.

The commercials – “David’s Story” and “Jayme’s Story” – received Bronze awards in the Internet/On-Line Video Health and Fitness category

The annual Telly Awards honors the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. This year’s competition included 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. 

“David’s Story” details the experience of a Bloomington, Ind., farmer who underwent heart valve surgery at Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center. Similarly, “Jayme’s Story” is a testimonial ad, featuring an Indianapolis middle-school teacher who was diagnosed and treated for colorectal cancer at Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center.

“We’re honored by this recognition,” said Kelli Searles, director of marketing and community relations. “The biggest honor, however, is the confidence patients place in the care they receive at our three hospitals. We’re grateful they generously shared their stories to inspire others.”

The commercials were produced by Rich marc Productions of Indianapolis, with consulting provided by Franciscan St. Francis marketing managers and Neat hawk Dubuque & Packet, a Richmond, Va.-based advertising agency.

To view “Jayme’s Story,” go to “David’s Story” can be found at