Kevin/Ross Public Relations has been honored with five awards in the international MarCom Awards competition, just announced. The agency was cited for excellence in multiple creative and writing categories while competing against more than 6,500 entries from the United States and several foreign countries.

Kevin/Ross earned three creative awards for work it did this year on behalf of Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) as well as two writing awards for pieces it crafted for SCAN Health Plan.

For its work on behalf of AVH, Kevin/Ross earned a platinum award, the highest honor MarCom bestows, for an invitation it created for the hospital’s Masquerade Ball, which paid tribute to the hospital’s longstanding employees. Kevin/Ross was also honored with a gold award for its “If You Think You Know Antelope Valley Hospital, Think Again” advertising campaign and was recognized for excellence for a postcard the agency created promoting the hospital’s annual summer blood drive.

For the fourth consecutive year, Kevin/Ross was honored by MarCom for work done on behalf of SCAN Health Plan. This year Kevin/Ross was recognized with a gold award for an article it produced on behalf of SCAN CEO Chris Wing, which appeared in Hospitals & Health Networks entitled “Why We Must Rethink the Way We Care for Seniors.” Kevin/Ross was also honored for excellence for a commentary on behalf of Wing. It ran in The Oregonian and other notable publications nationwide supporting pending federal legislation designed to save money while keeping people out of nursing homes.

The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications professionals, both corporate and agency. Over the past five years Kevin/Ross has garnered 22 awards from the organization on behalf of a wide range of clients including (in addition to AVH and SCAN), Huntington Memorial Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Clear Vision Information Systems, the California Treatment Advocacy Foundation and inneractions.