3 Innovative Instagram Posts from Hospitals

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Here’s a stat to think about: There’s more than 300 million monthly active users on Instagram.

Or to put it another way: More people are using Instagram than Twitter.

We love seeing hospitals staying active on this social media platform. Here are a few ideas to inspire your account:

  • Houston Methodist (@housetonmethodist) “We Noticed You” highlights an exceptional staff member with a photo and quote from a patient showing how great they are. What a nice way to honor staff members who’ve gone above and beyond, as well as to show the community how they’re an outstanding healthcare organization.
  • Baptist Health of Florida (@baptisthealthsf) Family Fit Fest — an ongoing health and fitness initiative that Baptist Health sponsors — includes a weekly healthy eating challenge. For this, an Instagram post contains a collage of three healthy ingredients. It challenges families to create a meal using these ingredients and then, share their photos of the creative, healthy meal.
  • Nebraska Medical Center (@nebraskamed)  Nebraska Medical uses their Instagram as a major component in their fundraising campaigns. They share patient stories to inspire donations and make celebratory posts when certain fundraising milestones are met.

If your healthcare system isn’t on Instagram yet, what are you waiting on? We’d love to see the ingenious ways you can make use of this powerful, image-based social media platform.

Originally published on WriterGirl & Associates blog.

The Latest in Vintage Pyrex Collecting

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It’s been a few months since my last vintage Pyrex post, but that certainly doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy locally thrifting and picking, as well as buying and trading pieces online. I’ve even recently made a great new local Pyrex friend–via a trade–who has quickly involved into a good friend beyond just our Pyrex connection. We’ve gone thrifting together all over southern/central Ohio at least once or twice a week over the past month, and have both scored some amazing finds! We have BIG plans for a really fun vintage summer. Here’s a peek at some of my recent acquisitions:

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My current pink and turquoise Pyrex display in my vintage Heywood Wakefield hutch in our kitchen

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My beautiful Flameglo bowl set, pieced together thanks to recent trades and money from selling my extra pieces.

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My current blue, green and black Pyrex display in my other vintage hutch in our living room

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My current display of vintage Pyrex spacesavers on my Heywood Wakefield credenza

I’ve really been enjoying the process of trading Pyrex with fellow collectors on Facebook groups and on Instagram. The size of the collecting community on these social media sites would be surprising to anyone! I plan to continue to grow my vintage Pyrex collection–and to also have fun enjoying the social aspects of local thrifting and the virtual communities in which I’m involved.