MayoClinic.com recognized as best overall consumer portal

02/20/04

Web award presented to MayoClinic.com

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- MayoClinic.com has been named Best Overall Consumer Portal in the 2004 Medicine on the Net Web Excellence Awards. Since 1995, Medicine on the Net has guided users to the best health-care resources on the Internet.

"We are pleased that MayoClinic.com continues to be recognized for outstanding achievement as a consumer-devoted Web site," says Brooks Edwards, M.D., medical editor-in-chief of MayoClinic.com. "The site continues to set the industry standard, empowering people to take an active role in managing their health and better partnering with their health-care providers."

The MayoClinic.com site was judged on delivery of strong content, interactivity, integration with the organization's operations, strength of Web design and ease of navigation. Judges are distinguished experts in media, advertising and Web site design, and are looking for unique features, attention to detail, and outstanding design.

MayoClinic.com empowers people to manage their health by providing useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic. This site is produced as part of Mayo Clinic's commitment to serve as a dependable source of health information for the public. MayoClinic.com is owned by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

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