Standard Group’s health reporter Dr Mercy Korir has left the media house ahead of mass retrenchments that will have a number of employees shown the door.
The journalist who is a trained medical doctor has landed a job with AAR Hospital as the new Business Development Manager in charge of Business Development.
“Dr Korir brings with her a wealth of nine years’ experience; four of those as a practising medical doctor; five in media and health communications and two years in resource mobilisation,” said AAR Chief Executive Officer Ken Muma.
Dr Korir is a graduate of the University of Nairobi’s School of Medicine and did her Master of Arts in Communication Studies at the School of Journalism (UoN). She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at USIU-Africa- Chandaria School of Business (Marketing and Finance option).
Before joining AAR Hospital, Dr Korir was the Health & Science Editor at the Standard Group PLC, driving the organisation’s health and science agenda – editorially and in forging partnerships and special projects that generated revenue. She has previously worked in the counties and at several private hospitals.
Dr Korir has served in boards of different institutions. Currently, she’s the Vice-Chair of KMA RNWDT Sacco, chairing its Education, Communication and Marketing Committee in charge of the Sacco’s business development.
As the Hospital’s Business Development Manager, Dr Korir will oversee the hospital’s external communication and brand positioning, and establish new business lines and new revenue streams. Specifically, she will be responsible for developing strategic Business Development, Public Relations, and Corporate Social Responsibility plans for the hospital to attract potential clients and retain existing ones.
Dr Korir has been recognised for her services in health and health communication. She was Employee of the Year (2020) at the Standard Group and got awarded The Presidential Order of Service (Uzalendo Award) in 2020 for her work as a medical journalist at the height of the Covid19 pandemic. Mawazo Institute recognised her as one of the women scientists Breaking Barriers.
“Dr Korir is excited about the opportunity to work with talented and creative teams at AAR Hospital where she hopes to bring to bear her quest to innovate and stretch the horizon and thereby, position AAR Hospital as the choice health provider for Kenyans,” Muma added.
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