December 10, 2004

VCH Web site lands awards

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Betty Burroughs was the first patient in Tennessee to undergo a new minimally invasive heart valve replacement surgery available at VUMC.
photo by Dana Johnson

The Web site for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt,, was recently honored with awards from two national competitions.

The Web Marketing Association awarded the site the 2004 WebAward for Standard of Excellence in Web Site Development as part of its annual WebAward competition honoring Web site’s development.

Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology.

Susan Kohari, web coordinator in the department of Pediatric Services-Outreach Development, said the award is significant, especially in light of the competition.

“This award was not just for hospital Web sites, any kind of Web site could enter this competition,” Kohari said. “It's a true team effort here. We have many content editors throughout the hospital.”

The Web site was also honored by eHealthcare with a 2004 Leadership Gold Award for Best Site Design.

Judges sought out Web design that is unusual, attractive and engaging.