Navigation Links
Dowden Health Media: 20 Years and Growing
Date:11/13/2008

MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dowden Health Media's beginnings were reflected in an article written by Janelle Yates that appeared in Issue number 1 of the Dowden Dispatch an employee newsletter, which published in the winter of 2005. Following are excerpts:

According to Mark Dowden, one of the founders of Dowden Health Media, the inspiration for the company originated one morning in 1988, as he stood in his parents' kitchen chatting with his father, Carroll V. Dowden.

Carroll suddenly said, "Here's an idea: What would you think of quitting what we're doing and starting a publishing company together?" At the time, Carroll headed several groups of publications at Cahners.

Although Mark asked the usual questions about timing, financing and other logistics, he was far from uncertain: "I had already made up my mind the moment he asked the question: Yes, let's do it!"

And so a star is born! The birth of OBG MANAGEMENT, Dowden Health Media's first journal. More from Ms. Yate's article:

With encouragement and financial backing from Lew Miller, who had once been Carroll's boss, father and son set up shop in Spring Valley, New York, and launched OBG Management, a journal for obstetrician-gynecologists. Miller is a principal of WentzMiller and Associates, consultants in global and US Continuing Medical Education.

Father and son wrote most of the first issue of OBG Management. The journal was well received (as it continues to be), the financial picture was promising, and the team envisioned a "family" of journals for different physician specialties.

Family nurtures growth, development and change, Ms. Yates explains:

The emphasis on family was no coincidence. In addition to Mark and Carroll Dowden and Lew Miller, other principals in the venture included Amy and Laura Dowden, Carroll's daughters, who joined the company in 1990.

In 1992, the company became profitable and launched HealthWords for Women, its first consumer publication. Revenues increased each year after that, and the company continued to broaden its focus.

In 2005, it was sold to Lebhar-Friedman, another family-owned publisher, but Carroll remains Chairman of the Dowden enterprise, which now publishes five specialty journals, several hundred custom publications, and a host of medical education programs.

It began with three founders and now constitutes more than 120 employees. By any measure, a clear--and continuing--success.

Dowden Health Media, a division of Lebhar-Friedman, Inc., is a full-service healthcare communications company that specializes in high-quality communication with physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and consumers. Its highly respected, peer-reviewed journals reach more than 300,000 physicians and clinicians in surgery, psychiatry, family practice, internal medicine, and obstetrics/gynecology.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Dowden Health Media
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Dowden Custom Media Strengthens e-Media
2. Launch of Innovative Journals on Quality and Performance Improvement in Medicine by Dowden Health Media
3. Governors Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Awards Presented by Health
4. Pennsylvania Health Department Reminds Parents to Immunize Their Children Against Pertussis
5. UCLA study reveals smokings effect on nurses health, death rates
6. CDC Reports Drop in Adult Smoking, But Death Toll and Health Costs Are Still Growing; Congress, States Should Implement Proven Solutions
7. Sentry Data Systems Announces Healthcare Business Intelligence Technology Platform
8. Economic Stress Takes Toll on Health
9. TeleHealth Services TIGR(R) Interactive Patient Education System Facilitates Award-Winning Results at Northridge Hospital Medical Center
10. Northwest Hospital & Medical Center Named Favorite Healthcare Company
11. HealthEdge(R) Presents Award-Winning HealthRules(R) Technology Platform at the 2008 Gartner Healthcare Summit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th ... Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... of DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the ... Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry ... a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare ... be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From ... probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health ... expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, ... joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN ... medical device is now successfully helping those with the ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, ... dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at ... in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... a strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient ... spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... a medical device used to measure lung function for ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for environmental, social ... annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report ... based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points across the ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: