News at NCH
NCH Launches New & Improved Web Site

September 30, 2005 - (Naples, FL) The NCH Healthcare System, ranked in the top 5% in the Nation for Overall Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades™ unveiled today its newly re-designed web site which can be found at http://www.nchmd.org. The new site offers a wealth of new features that will significantly improve the user experience of visitors who arrive to the site.

Among the many improvements to the site is a clean, simplified layout, easier site navigation through the use of dynamic menus, and a wealth of new health information that will undoubtedly drive more visitors to the site. The new health content features a library available in English and Spanish, which contains thousands of conditions and diseases, hundreds of tests and procedures, 3-D animations, a medical dictionary, an anatomy explorer, breaking health news articles, medical illustrations and photographs, health e-newsletters on seven clinical topic areas, interactive health assessments, quizzes, tools and much, much, more.

"We are extremely excited about providing this newly re-designed web site to our patients and visitors," says Paul Adrianzen, Web Systems Administrator. "We have now opened the door for the NCH Healthcare System to offer a wealth of new services to the community and beyond. NCH has made it a priority to reduce healthcare costs through technology and I'm proud to say that we have taken one step closer towards meeting that objective."

Besides the many improvements already described, the web site has also undergone a fundamental change in its programming architecture. The site was developed using the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. ASP.NET is widely used in major healthcare and corporate web sites, and has been regarded in the industry as the most reliable and cost effective solution.

The NCH Healthcare System is an alliance of over 550 physicians, two hospitals and dozens of medical facilities in Naples, Florida.