Elaine St. Peter Joins Saint Francis As Media Relations Manager

 Elaine St Peter Media Relations Manager(Hartford, Conn. July 11, 2013) – Elaine St. Peter, of Avon, has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as Media Relations Manager.

St. Peter brings over 25 years of media experience to this role. She comes to Saint Francis from the American Red Cross Connecticut Blood Services Region – Northeast Division, where she was Communications Program Manager/Corporate Affairs/Public Relations Specialist for the past six years, responsible for an 11-state region.

“Both a strategist and experienced tactician, Elaine brings very strong writing skills and established relationships with local media outlets to the role,” said Jim Schepker, Senior Vice President, Marketing, at Saint Francis. “She will be an asset to the Hospital and our efforts to promote the world-class care that truly distinguishes Saint Francis.”

In her new position, St. Peter will be responsible for developing television, radio, print and social media coverage of Hospital-related events, programs and services. She will also recommend media strategies and tactics related to the launch of new programs, facilities and technologies at Saint Francis.

St. Peter has served major TV networks in both Manhattan and Miami, rising through the ranks as a researcher, then assignment editor, then assignment manager, and finally as executive producer. Along the way she earned two Emmy awards for coverage of the World Trade Center bombing and for an investigative reporting series.

Please direct media inquiries to Elaine St. Peter:
860-714-1076 (office)
201-694-1768 (mobile);
estpeter@stfranciscare.org (email) 

About Saint Francis Care 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England. Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare Partners. Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner. Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region. For more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.