Here's our story

MelodyAn award-winning writer and editor, HCA President and Chief Storyteller Melody Howard Ritt started her career as a print and broadcast journalist before transitioning into the world of public relations and business communications. She founded HCA in 2007 with the goal of fueling client growth with strategic communication services.

HCA uses powerful storytelling techniques to support our clients’ in-house marketing efforts and strengthen and expand their connection to their target audiences. Whether you need help identifying and implementing a new communications strategy or want to fill the gaps in your existing communications program, HCA can provides effective services that work for all your communication needs.

How can we help your business grow?

Our Services

HCA provides customized communication services for clients from many different areas, including: healthcare; human services; manufacturing; retail; technology; legal services; financial planning; entertainment; education; and more. Our menu of services includes:

  • Business Writing & Editing
  • Executive Communications
  • Ghostwriting & Blogging            
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Media Coaching                
  • Newsletters
  • Press Releases & PR Campaigns
  • Project Management
  • Speechwriting                
  • Website and Email Content




  • Local Cable Access Programming Award for Excellence
  • Excellence in Advertising and Internal Periodicals, New England Society of Health Care Communications
  • Jewish Community Center Association of North America (JCCA) Awards for Excellence:
    •  Brochures
    •  Publicity Packages
    •  Program Book
    •  Newsletter
    •  Promotional Materials