VANCOUVER, Wash. – PeaceHealth recently announced that Coleen Carey will serve as its new senior vice president of Marketing and Communications. In this executive role, Carey will have oversight of all PeaceHealth internal and external communications including digital media, public relations, crisis and change management communications and brand marketing.
Most recently, Carey served as vice president of Marketing for Portland-based Eleven Software, Inc. where she led a wide variety of marketing activities that led to improved business performance and customer satisfaction, and elevated levels of employee engagement and retention. Over her 25-year career, Carey has held roles of increasing responsibility for brands that include Kimberly-Clark, Keebler, NEC, TransUnion, 3Com, Webtrends and others.
“In line with the ongoing transformation in healthcare, and the choices that consumers have today, PeaceHealth continues to evolve how it partners with the communities we serve,” said Carol Aaron, executive vice president and chief administrative officer. “This evolution requires us to meet people beyond the walls of the hospital, where and when they choose so we can better respond to their needs. Coleen’s background, experience and passion for customer satisfaction are well suited to helping us do just that.”
“I am grateful to join the PeaceHealth family at such an exciting time in the healthcare industry,” said Carey. “I am deeply committed to PeaceHealth’s Mission and believe that inspired communication is at the heart of delivering exceptional, compassionate care to our patients, caregivers and communities.”
Carey is also a passionate nonprofit board chair with significant experience driving policy and community engagement for FACT Oregon, which seeks to empower families experiencing disability. She holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and BBA from Loyola University Chicago, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. In her free time, she’s a vocalist for Oregon Symphony’s Gospel Christmas and was a seven-time marathon finisher.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.