From AsterAwards.com: The Aster Awards Program is an elite competition dedicated to recognizing the nation’s most talented healthcare marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in advertising. Winning entries, judged by a diverse panel of industry experts, are published in the Marketing Healthcare Today magazine. Winning entries must score in the top tiers amongst similar sized organizations.
ASTER AWARD – SILVER
Client VistaCare Date 2009 Group Specialty Care Category Patient Handbook Market Business to Consumer (B2C)
This patient handbook entitled Our Journey – The Hospice Answer Book for VistaCare won a 2009 Aster Award for excellence in healthcare marketing. Lori Pasulka, teamed up with Marketing Director, Mike Fleming, to produce this award-winning piece for VistaCare. She was hired as their interim art director from February – August 2008, while their corporate team prepared to close its Scottsdale office for a planned merger with Dallas-based Odyssey Healthcare.
The purpose of this 32-page booklet was to help caregivers, family members and patients understand the full range of services provided by VistaCare, as well as to address commonly asked questions thus providing a practical “how to” guide on caring for a terminally ill loved one. The previous edition (circa 1980’s) had a very dated look and was without-a-doubt in need of a face lift. By using VistaCare’s corporate color palette as a method of navigating the reader through the handbook, costly die-cut tabs were eliminated from the design plan. The inside back cover was designed to have a generous deep pocket to organize all important documents in this useful handbook.
Excellence & Sophistication
Lori Pasulka is the kind of designer that not only produces exceptionally high-quality work, but also inspires a better process and superior product through her impeccable project management, creativity, and excellent interpersonal skills. One example of her work is the 32-page admission guide that she completed for VistaCare hospice. Not only did she design a beautiful and functional piece for our new patients and families, but she lent a sophistication to how we approached the content development with an eye to adult learning principles. Another example was a direct mailer she designed for VistaCare, which not only sparked improved brand awareness, but also delivered return on investment in terms of physician response and new hospice referrals.Mike Fleming