For Immediate Release
July 10, 2017
Amber Bauer, 703-253-8262

‘AAMI News,’ ‘Horizons’ Honored for Publication Excellence

Winner 2017 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

Two of AAMI’s flagship publications have been recognized with an APEX Award for Publication Excellence. This annual awards program honors excellence in publishing by professional communicators.

AAMI News earned an Award of Excellence in the category of “1–2 person-produced newsletter,while the association’s peer-reviewed journal supplement, Horizons, won an Award of Excellence for “one-of-a-kind publications (health and medical)” for the spring 2016 issue focusing on the sterilization and reprocessing of medical devices.

APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and overall communications quality, according to Communications Concepts, Inc., which sponsors the awards program. This year’s competition drew nearly 1,400 entries.

“Each year, the quality of entries increases. Overall, this year’s entries displayed an extraordinary level of quality,” Communications Concepts said in its Writing that Works newsletter. “The APEX judges saw only the most promising publications that professional communicators could enter. From them, they had the truly difficult task of selecting the award-winning entries.”

Sean Loughlin, AAMI vice president of communications, said the honors speak to dedication of staff editors as well as the volunteer authors who contribute to AAMI’s publications.

“We’re fortunate to have editors who care deeply about the quality of our editorial content,” he said. “And our publications would be far thinner without the volunteers who submit articles, papers, and ideas about the trends, challenges, and solutions in healthcare technology. Working with them, our editors are able to give readers the news and information they want and need to be able to succeed in their field and support safe, high-quality patient care.”

AAMI publications have a rich history of recognition and honors. Earlier this year, AAMI’s peer-reviewed journal BI&T (Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology) won two awards from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors.

AAMI ( is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 8,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective healthcare technology.