Samaritan Health Services awarded Silver "Best Site Design" by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards

DES PLAINES, IL--(Marketwired - November 17, 2016) - Samaritan Health Services has won Silver for "Best Site Design" within the category "Healthcare System" in the eHealthcare Leadership Awards competition for their website. The site was recently designed and launched by web firm

The Samaritan Health Services website, located at, boasts responsive design, Sitecore┬« Experience MarketingTM and advanced search functionality, powered by HawkSearch. Site visitors can also make use of "find a doctor" and "find a location" tools, all as part of a cutting-edge, easy-to-navigate design. For this project, designed and developed a total of 11 new sites -- for both Samaritan Health Services and Samaritan Health Plans.

On November 9th, Samaritan Health Services accepted this award in Las Vegas during the 20th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC.)

Mike Svanascini,'s President, commented, "The new Samaritan Health Services website is truly exceptional, and accurately represents the high-quality services they provide to their patients. It has been a pleasure working with the Samaritan Health Services team to create this innovative design, and we are very proud to have had our work recognized by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards."

Bob Power, Chief Information Office at Samaritan Health Services commented, "The delivery and appearance of our website exceeded our expectations. It has allowed us to simplify and unify our brand across the organization, and will help us meet our goal of increasing customer engagement and patient satisfaction. Our customer's online experience is a key component of continued consumer healthcare transformation, and we are confident we are on the road to achieving this with our new website."

The eHealthcare Leadership Awards are organized by Strategic Health Care Communications, a division of Health Care Communications, and the awards are judged by experts in the healthcare and technology industries.

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.