creates 11 new sites for Samaritan Health Plans and Samaritan Health Services

DES PLAINES, IL--(October 19, 2016) - Samaritan Health Plans, a Medicare and health insurance plan provider, and Samaritan Health Services, a healthcare provider which serves more than 250,000 residents in 148 locations, including 5 hospitals, hired to complete an overhaul of their digital presence. started the project by performing multiple strategies, including web, content, experience marketing, and technical. Along with design and development, Sitecore Experience Marketing and Hawk Search were implemented on the sites. launched a total of 11 websites for Samaritan Health Services and Samaritan Health Plans, in just 364 days, and the Medicare site passed the Medicare assessment required by the federal government.

Mike Svanascini,'s President, commented, "We are very proud to collaborate with exceptional healthcare and plan providers such as Samaritan Health Services and Samaritan Health Plans, and to create sites that are truly representative of their brands and services, while providing unique customer experiences."

Cristie Lynch, Director of Customer Experience and Brand Strategy at Samaritan Health Plans, commented, "For Samaritan Health Plans, moving to the Sitecore platform and having the opportunity to start fresh on our websites was an exciting challenge. It was clear from the start, we had a lot to learn. We were eager students and the team proved to be effective teachers and thoughtful partners, opening up a new world of possibilities for us to grow our business. While our new sites boast many new features that are proving to be extremely effective sales tools for our statewide network of brokers, it is the potential for offering tailored, online experiences to our varied customers, from retirees to young families to corporations, which holds forth the greatest promise. We thank our patient teachers and collaborators at for opening up this new world of possibilities to us."

Evonne Walls, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Samaritan Health Services, commented, "Moving to Sitecore with as our implementation partner has offered us flexibility in design, content management and experience marketing, allowing us to use our website for market research to increase consumer engagement." and Samaritan Health Services will continue their partnership at HCIC (Healthcare Internet Conference) on November 7-9 in Las Vegas, where Tim Ahlenius, Director of Experience Marketing at and Jeri Hauth, Director of Branding & Creative at Samaritan Health Services, will be speaking together on design & usability.

About Samaritan Health Plans

Samaritan Health Plans is part of an extensive network hospitals, doctors, clinics, specialists and caring professionals who work in tandem to provide organizations and individuals with the best care and service possible. Headquartered in the beautiful Willamette Valley, we are one of Oregon's healthiest employers according to the Portland Business Journal and one of the top 100 healthiest places to work in the U.S. We are proud of the work we are doing with our clinician partners towards achieving the triple aim for healthcare: lower costs, better care, and better quality.

About Samaritan Health Services

Thousands of your friends and neighbors make up Samaritan Health Services. Samaritan Health Services is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, clinics and health services caring for more than 250,000 residents in the mid-Willamette Valley and central Oregon Coast. We work together to provide innovative medicine and world-class quality in a way that supports the values of the communities we serve. That includes caring for all people, regardless of your ability to pay.