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eHealthcare Leadership Award

Largo Medical Center Wins eHealthcare Leadership Award

Largo, FL – Largo Medical Center earned honors for the hospital’s Web site ( at the recent eHealthcare Leadership Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. Largo received a Distinction award in the Best Health/Healthcare Content Category for hospital with 200-399 beds.

“We are honored to receive this award, as it is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to the Largo community,” said Richard H. Satcher, CEO. “I am proud that the hard work of our clinical staff and the Web site team has earned us this recognition.”

The best health/healthcare content was awarded for Largo’s extensive and balanced information, as well as the credibility of the information presented. This reflects the hospital’s commitment to providing patients and the community with information that makes it easier to manage their health and wellness.

“We have made an effort to provide visitors the latest health and medical information on all of our Web sites. It’s gratifying to see Largo’s hard work recognized by the industry,” said Melissa Hamilton, Web Designer for HCA West Florida Division.

Largo’s Web site,, contains extensive health information, including a guide to diseases and conditions and articles by health experts. Web site visitors can take advantage of a wide range of interactive health assessment tools, including calculators to determine ideal body weight, calorie needs, exercise guidelines for achieving weight loss goals, or risk for various diseases. The site also includes a physician finder and information about hospital services and current events.

The eHealthcare Leadership Award program, now in its eighth year, is conducted by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends (, a leading Internet publication and online healthcare marketing resource. More than 1,100 healthcare organizations, online healthcare companies, pharmaceutical firms, and business-improvement sites submitted entries in 12 distinct categories. An independent panel of 101 judges evaluated all Web site submissions, rating them according to standards of Internet excellence and how they ranked alongside other entrants of comparable type, size, and resources. The winners were announced at the Eleventh Annual Healthcare Internet Conference, held November 4–6, 2007, in Las Vegas.

About Largo Medical Center
Largo Medical Center, a 256-bed acute care hospital, is recognized for its excellent care, cutting-edge technology, modern facilities and outstanding medical staff. It is the only hospital in the area offering all private patient rooms. Largo Medical Center has been ranked seven times as a “Top 100” Hospital by Solucient, inc. for overall care. In addition, Largo has received the Top 100 designation specifically for cardiovascular, orthopedic, stroke and intensive care, as well as the gold seal of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Specialty programs include Largo Heart Institute, Florida Knee & Orthopedic Pavilion and Spine Care Center as well as emergency, medical, surgical, rehabilitation and critical care services plus accredited Cancer Care and Diabetes Care programs.

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