Abington Health Website Named Best in Class
Abington, PA (July 28, 2014) — Abington Health’s website, www.abingtonhealth.org, has been named Best in Class by the Interactive Media Awards™. The website, which is hosted by Geonetric, an online solutions provider for the healthcare industry, went live in January 2014. The honor recognizes that the project met and surpassed the basic standards of excellence that comprise the web’s most professional work. The site was honored specifically for excellence in Healthcare.
“What pleases me the most is that we scored very highly in both the content and usability categories,” said Joshua Snow, web manager, Abington Health. “We spent months reworking and editing the existing content so our pages were shorter and more readable. It was also exciting that we were able to create a site using responsive design so that it will work on any platform or device the visitor is using.”
The judging consisted of various criteria, including design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance and content. In order to win this award level, the site had to meet strict guidelines in each area — an achievement only a fraction of sites in the Interactive Media Awards competition earn each quarter. One of only seven healthcare organizations to receive the award out of 196 entries, Abington Health scored 493 out of a possible 500.
About Abington Health
Abington Health is the umbrella organization that encompasses its flagship hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital, in Abington and Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township. Abington Health also includes four convenient outpatient facilities, Abington Health Center – Schilling in Willow Grove, Abington Health Center – Warminster in Bucks County, Abington Health Center – Blue Bell, Abington Health Center – Montgomeryville and Urgent Care Centers in Flourtown and Feasterville. Together, these facilities serve more than 39,000 inpatients, 134,000 emergency patients and over 653,000 outpatient visits annually.
More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Memorial Hospital and Lansdale Hospital. Additionally, Abington Health Physicians is an employed network of primary care physicians and specialists. Abington Health has more than 6,100 employees, making it one of the largest employers in Montgomery County.