Thursday, May 15, 2008
Broward Health Wins Two International Awards
Media contact: Susan Gregory
Lauderdale, FL – Broward Health’s employee newsletter, The Star, and
main website, BrowardHealth.org, 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
BrowardHealth.org 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 BrowardHealth.org 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 www.browardhealth.org.