Dobies Health Marketing, KCHCS and Grapevine Designs Collaborate to Support the KC Healthcare Community

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 1, 2020) – As part of their shared commitment to serving the local community, the teams at Dobies Healthcare Marketing and Grapevine Designs donated time and talent to support the launch of a new initiative from the Kansas City Healthcare Communicators Society (KCHCS). The program, called KC Loves Healthcare, recognizes and honors healthcare professionals and support teams throughout Kansas City for their heroic work and dedication.

“We commend KCHCS for creating the KC Loves Healthcare program, and we are proud to join with Grapevine Designs in contributing our resources to support the message,” said Carol Dobies, MBA, founder and chief executive officer of Dobies Health Marketing. “With local healthcare heroes doing everything they can for our KC communities from the front lines of COVID-19, there is no better time than now to lift them up by showing our shared appreciation.”

At, local businesses, hospitals and healthcare organizations can purchase custom KC Loves Healthcare apparel, totes and other items as gifts for their employees. The items all feature a locally designed, heart-shaped logo that captures the unified spirit of the Kansas City healthcare community. “Each time local health professionals use these items or see others using them out in the community, they will be reminded of how much Kansas City appreciates them,” said Janie Gaunce, president and CEO of Grapevine Designs.

The custom-designed logo is available for download from the website, making it accessible at no cost for use in signage or other homegrown ways of showing support. Site visitors may also choose to make a monetary donation to established foundations that benefit KC-area hospitals and front-line workers.

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About Dobies Health Marketing

Since 1992, Dobies Health Marketing has offered highly specialized expertise in strategy-first marketing for health companies. The Kansas City-based company serves the marketing and branding needs of the entire health industry, from hospitals, health systems and payers to technology firms, medical device manufacturers, associations and certifying boards. With a promise to always engage strategy first, their mission combines strategic marketing with creative communications to create healthier brands. Learn more at

About Grapevine Designs

Grapevine Designs markets the message of clients in a way that is ingenious and memorable, imparting the heart and soul of the brand. Based in Lenexa, Kan., their services include branded merchandise and recognition, creative services, company store programs, advertising and marketing, product search and more. Learn more at

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