Thursday, May 15, 2008 - Broward Health Wins Two International Awards

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Susan Gregory (954) 355-4745

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward Health’s employee newsletter, The Star, and main website,, each won the Gold Hermes Creative Awards for 2008. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media.

The Star won Gold in the Publications/Website category, and won Gold in Design/Website Overall category. The awards are presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm.

“Winning these two Gold Hermes Awards confirms our commitment to be the place for Broward County residents to turn when seeking top quality healthcare information. This prestigious recognition was well earned by the publications and website department,” said Sara Howley, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing for Broward Health.

Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, web-based innovators and freelancers. Applicants for the awards are judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). AMCP oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and awards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. Hermes entrants are not charged entry fees for their pro bono entries.

“Out of 4,000 entries approximately 18 percent received the Gold Award,” said Diane High, manager of Broward Health Publications and Website. “We are honored and inspired to receive this special recognition from Hermes and continue to be innovative in our communications to Broward Health employees, physicians and the community we serve.”

The redesigned was launched in September of 2007 as a handy resource for health information. Features include a new look, better navigation, online donation capabilities, podcasts, vodcasts, CarePages and appointment request options. The comprehensive health library provides patient-friendly
health information including 12,000 pages of medical content, interactive tools, wizards and animated procedures.

The Star, which won best newsletter, is a colorful newsletter targeting employees and physicians of Broward Health. The bi-monthly publication features articles and the latest news about Broward Health services, events, employee and physician news.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the five largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit