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Community Health Network recognized for 2011 eHealthcare Leadership Awards at Internet conference; network awarded for outstanding interactive website, mobile communications and eCommerce website

For release on December 08, 2011

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network was recognized in three categories of the 2011 eHealthcare Leadership Awards during the Fifteenth annual Healthcare Internet Conference, held in Orlando last month. Winners were chosen from nearly 1,200 entries.

“Despite the challenging economic environment, organizations have continued to explore and invest in digital communications,” said Mark Gothberg, eHealthcare Leadership Awards chairman. “A significant number of organizations have made major improvements in their websites, expanded involvement in social media, more fully integrated traditional marketing with new media vehicles, and initiated mobile efforts to better serve current and future customers.”

Hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical firms and online health companies were among the 17 industry classifications, winning platinum, gold, silver and distinction awards. Winners were judged in 13 different categories: Best Mobile Communications; Best Patient Access and Convenience; Best Site Design; Best Health/Healthcare Content; Best Interactive, Best Care/Disease Management; Best e-Business; Best Doctor Directory; Best Web 2.0; Best Integrated Marketing Campaign; Best Overall Internet Site; Best Intranet; and eHealth Organizational Commitment.

Community Health Network was honored in the following categories:

“As the speed of healthcare change in our country accelerates, so does the healthcare consumer's desire and ability to leverage the Internet to their advantage,” said Dan Rench, vice president of eBusiness at Community Health Network. “Knowing that adults between the age of 55 and 65 years old are adopting smartphones by a larger percentage, in comparison to any other age group, we are very excited about providing convenient healthcare transactions to patients and families via mobile, Internet connected devices."

The eHealth Leadership Awards program was developed by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, a leading industry resource published by Health Care Communications, Rye, NY. This year’s conference was sponsored by Greystone.Net, an Atlanta-based strategy firm. For a complete list of awards presented at the conference, visit www.strategichealthcare.com.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in access to innovative and compassionate healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, in convenient health pavilions and doctor’s offices, in the workplace, at schools, in the home and online. As a non-profit health system with multiple sites of care and affiliates throughout Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, acute care and specialty hospitals, surgery centers, physician offices, home care services, walk-in care centers and employer health services. To put the needs and the convenience of patients first, Community pioneers advanced treatments and world-class health information technologies, with a focus on ease of access to exceptional care.


Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations