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Valek & Co. Communications Enters Fourth Year With Noteworthy Health Care, Science and Technology Experience; Revamped Web site describes company's services, accomplishments and team.



LA GRANGE, Ill. -- As Valek and Company, Inc., completes its third and most successful year, President Ray Valek looks with pride toward both the past and future.

"What we've done in less than three years is amazing," he said. "But the potential for the future is even greater because of the team we've assembled."

The Valek & Co. team consists entirely of senior-level professionals who provide a full range of marketing and communication services including branding, communication strategy, marketing communication and advertising, public relations, writing, and more. For more, go to www.valekco.com. The revamped Web site enables better search engine results and blogging.

While managing his team on integrated communications projects and campaigns, Ray continues to be a working writer. "Writing about my clients and their work - whether it's a speech, news release or strategy document - keeps me fully engaged in the details of what they do," Valek said. "I won't ever delegate that responsibility - it's too important."

Valek & Co.'s experience and expertise is centered primarily in health and medicine, science, technology, and higher education. Valek & Co. clients to date have included the American Osteopathic Association American Osteopathic Association,
n.pr an organization that promotes the development and progression of osteopathic medicine and serves as a professional society for osteopathic practitioners within the United States.
, the College of American Pathologists This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. , Dade Behring, Defibtech, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Founded in 1961, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a healthcare industry membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of medical informatics technology and management systems.  (HIMSS), the Hudson Highland Group, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Joint Commission (JCAHO JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, see there ), Joint Commission Resources, LifeSavers Inc., MDI Access, the Midwest Business Group on Health, Promet Energy, Purple Monkey Studios, St. James Hospital and Health Centers, the State of Illinois Cervical Cancer Elimination Task Force, the State of Illinois Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP), the University of Pennsylvania Health System The University of Pennsylvania Health System is a diverse research and clinical care organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that operates under the direction and auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, its umbrella organization Penn Medicine and the University of , Vista Health, and Weiss Memorial Hospital.

Prior to starting his company, Valek led significant work for the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) and the University of Chicago Hospitals The University of Chicago Hospitals form a major center for medical care and research in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. They are affiliated with and run by the University of Chicago, and serve as teaching hospitals for students of the institution's Pritzker . The IBCCP work resulted in a 12 percent increase in enrollment and a $1 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), agency of the U.S. Public Health Service since 1973, with headquarters in Atlanta; it was established in 1946 as the Communicable Disease Center.  for additional clinical services to serve the increased enrollment. The International Association of Business Communicators The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a leading association for public relations professionals. IABC has about 14,000 members in more than 100 chapters in 70 countries.

Its headquarters are located in San Francisco, California, United States.
 (IABC) recognized the work of Ray's team at the University of Chicago Hospitals with six Gold Quill Awards.
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