named website of the year in healthcare

Published 9:17 am Friday, April 15, 2016

Lakeland Health was recently named the 2015 Telerik Sitefinity Website of the Year winner in the healthcare category. Since its inception in 2011, the Website of the Year awards have been recognizing Telerik Sitefinity-powered websites for creativity, design, user experience, functionality, and overall website presentation.

Lakeland launched their newly redesigned website in January of 2015. The site currently houses more than 1,200 pages and 16 microsites. While visiting the site, which is responsive for use on multiple devices, users have access to a robust physician search tool, a content library featuring accredited health news and articles, and an events calendar that can easily be searched by date range or specialty and then directly added to a visitor’s personal calendar. The entire site can be translated to a visitor’s preferred language using a button on the tool bar.

In 2015, Lakeland Health also became the first hospital in the nation to integrate Healthgrades’ five star ratings within the Find a Doctor directory on their corporate website. When making decisions about their healthcare, patients are now able to see how their peers have rated a physician and immediately share feedback about their own healthcare experience without ever leaving the website.

“Ensuring our patients have easy access to Lakeland Health information was the driving force behind our new design and platform,” said Megan Yore, chief communications officer and director of marketing, Lakeland Health. “We are honored by this recognition and thank all of our community members who voted for Lakeland and who chose us for their healthcare needs.”

As in previous years, the 2015 Website of the Year winners were selected in two phases. First, an internal jury selected the three best Telerik Sitefinity websites in the 18 designated categories. After narrowing the field, voting was opened up to the community at large to choose the winners. With a record number of votes – close to 8,000 people participated in the voting process.

“While the Sitefinity platform is trusted and used by thousands of customers worldwide to create and optimize customer experiences across digital channels, these awards honor the progressive companies that are truly setting the pace for others,” said Svetozar Georgiev, senior vice president of application platforms, Progress.

To view the award-winning website, visit

Lakeland Health is a nonprofit, community-owned health system, which includes three hospitals, an outpatient surgery center, a cancer center, rehabilitation centers, long-term care, hospice, home care services, and physician practices. Lakeland has over 3,800 employees who provide clinical and support services at locations throughout southwest Michigan, and partners with more than 500 affiliated physicians and other providers. For more information, visit