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12 Award-Winning Medical Websites

These hospital websites, content marketing hubs, provider profiles, and blogs took home top honors at competitions both within and outside of the healthcare industry.

Looking for ideas for your next redesign? Check out what these top-rated hospitals and healthcare systems are doing to stand out from the crowd.

When it comes to healthcare website design, it can be hard to stand out today. Design is important – you need to represent your brand. But it’s about more than design, and today’s marketers must consider everything from user experience to load times on mobile devices.

Check out these recent examples of hospital websites, content marketing hubs, and blogs that received recognition for visual design, user experience, and technical development.

Avera Health

Avera, headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, has a storied history of creating award-winning marketing and design. And 2017 was a great year for their team.

They were the recipients of the prestigious Modern Healthcare IMPACT Award. This award recognizes outstanding healthcare marketing campaigns that are reinventing the way audiences receive and retain healthcare information. This year, they honored Avera Health with the award for Website Campaign of the Year for their main website, which is built on the content management system,VitalSite. The MarCom award competition also took note of their site, and awarded the organization a Gold in the medical category for their website.

This year the team invested in a new online hub to enhance their content marketing efforts and improve SEO. Site visitors aren’t the only ones who love this content marketing hub, it took home a Platinum award for Best Social Network from the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, which were awarded at the 21st Annual Greystone.Net Healthcare Internet Conference in Austin, TX.

Avera Balance Main Page

Gundersen Health

Based in La Crosse, WI, Gundersen Health serves patients in 19 counties across three states. They recently launched a new system-centric site and rolled numerous microsite into one, responsive health system site.

Gundersen Health System main page displayed on multiple devicesTheir site visitors aren’t the only ones that have noticed how impressive the new site is. The site took home a Best in Class accolade at the 2017 Interactive Media Awards.

In addition to the overall site, Gundersen Health created custom provider profiles with ratings and reviews to help site visitors connect and engage with their more than 1,000- high-quality doctors. The system’s provider directory recently took home a Distinction for Best Doctor Directory from the eHealthcare Leadership Awards.

Gundersen Provider Profile page

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Prior to redesigning their homepage, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System worked with our team to do some digging into user statistics. Using scroll mapping and heat mapping, they identified numbers areas for improvement, particularly around main and secondary navigation. They also found places to improve page load and site speed as well as adding more strategic calls to action.

The result? A new homepage that is visually engaging and user-focused. Since launching the new homepage design, Spartanburg Regional is enjoying decreased bounce rates and increase in mobile site visitors. And, they recently took home a Silver for Best Internet Homepage from the eHealthcare Leadership Awards.

Spartanburg Home Page

Cone Health

With an organizational focus on enhancing their content marketing efforts and embracing the “create once, publish everywhere” mantra, Cone Health reached out to their digital partner to help them create a new content hub. Branded Wellness Matters, the hub showcases many different content types, including videos, blog posts, and testimonials. Built in their healthcare-specific CMS, it also has a sophisticated taxonomy structure that allows it to filer by topic and content type. It also includes SmartPanels that pull in social media feeds. The hub received a Gold from the MarCom Awards.

Cone Health Wellness Matters Home Page

UNM Health System

Previously UNM Health System, associated with the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC), maintained separate websites for UNM Hospital, UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, UNM Medical Group, and other health care entities. Some sites had minimal information architecture and inconsistent navigational menus that could leave users feeling lost. And none of the sites referenced UNM Health System, a newly branded system.

That’s why they worked with us to create a new, responsive site offering a clear, consistent information architecture that makes the site easy for users to navigate and for the UNM HSC web team to manage. Creating a single, new website also provided an opportunity to rewrite and develop user-friendly content.

The new site received a Distinction at the 2017 Interactive Media Awards. The site’s new user-focused content didn’t go unnoticed either, receiving an Honorable Mention in the Web Content category at the MarCom awards.

UNM Health Main Page shown on multiple devices.

Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center is a regional system located in rural Vermont. The health system hadn’t redesigned in four years and was ready to modernize the site design and go responsive. The new, responsive site offers large hero images, clean navigation, and clear bold calls to action. It received a Distinction at the 2017 Interactive Media Awards.

Rutland Regional Home Page

UNC Physicians Network

UNC Physicians Network turned to us to develop a site that builds off of the already established digital foundation for UNC Health but gives their more than 50 practice locations a dedicated area for their story. The site received an Honorable Mention in the medical category of the MarCom awards.

UNC Physicians Network Main Page

Adventist Medical Group

How to brand a medical group is a top question facing many healthcare marketers today. For one award-winning example, check out Adventist Medical Group. The site features engaging provider profiles and custom location pages. The medical group also worked with us to create user-focused service line content. The site received an Honorable Mention in the medical category of the MarCom awards.

Adventist Medical Group Locations Hub Page

Asante

Blogging is a popular way to engage your target audience and help search engine rankings at the same time. Asante launched a blog to share special moments, health tips, and recipes with their Medford, OR community. The MarCom awards were impressed, giving Asante a Gold in the Social Media category.

Asante Blog home page

Award-winning design and development for healthcare

Award-winning web design and development is about more than just using eye-catching imagery or the latest trends in rollover effects. All of these healthcare organizations worked with Geonetric to ensure their sites not only bring their brands to life online but have a strong technical foundation that takes everything from accessibility to page load speed into consideration.
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Cole Swanson

12 Award-Winning Medical Websites