Eagan, Minn. (Dec. 8, 2010) —
CaringBridge, a Minnesota-based nonprofit providing free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, won two eHealthcare Leadership Awards in recognition of being an outstanding healthcare website.
CaringBridge received a Platinum Award in the Best Web 2.0 category and a Silver Award in the Best Interactive Site category. Sites receiving the 2010 eHealthcare Leadership Awards were selected from nearly 1,300 entries.
The eHealthcare Leadership Awards program was developed and first presented 11 years ago by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, a leading industry resource published by Health Care Communications. Winners represent 18 industry classifications, from hospitals and health systems to pharmaceutical firms and online health companies. Judges looked at how sites compared with others in their organization.s classification and also reviewed sites based on a proprietary multi-point standard of Internet excellence.
"It is an honor to be recognized for our service in the healthcare field and our commitment to helping families and friends communicate and receive support during difficult times," said Sona Mehring, founder and CEO, CaringBridge.
Personal CaringBridge websites save time and emotional energy by centralizing communication and easing the burden of updating everyone during a health challenge. Each CaringBridge site is unique - authors select their website design and add health updates and photos to share their story while visitors leave messages in the guestbook, creating a network of support.
More than 42 million people connected through personal CaringBridge websites in the past 12 months. For more information visit www.CaringBridge.org.
CaringBridge is a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. Its mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. For more information, visit www.CaringBridge.org.