Press Room Wins Third Straight Medical Standard of Excellence WebAward

Veritas Health website recognized for outstanding achievement in web development.

September 22, 2009

Deerfield, Illinois: Make it a three-peat for, the leading health information website for consumers with back pain, neck pain, and other chronic pain conditions, following its Medical Standard of Excellence Award from the Web Marketing Association in the 2009 WebAwards competition.

Competing in the Medical Website category, Spine-health was recognized for “Outstanding Achievement in Web Development” alongside the same recognition from the Web Marketing Association in the 2007 and 2008 WebAwards competitions.

“Winning a 2009 Medical Standard of Excellence Award from the Web Marketing Association is an incredible honor once again and a testament to the founding mission and continuing evolution of Spine-health as a trusted educational resource for back pain and neck pain relief,” says Sylvia Marten, President of Spine-health. “We take great pride in providing patients with accurate, detailed and uncompromised medical information for all conditions related to the spine, and this award is a flattering recognition of all our hard work and enhancements to in the past year.”

The 2009 WebAwards Competition involved more than 2,000 sites from 45 countries and judged across 96 industry categories. Entries were judged on a scale of 0-10 points in seven areas: design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use. Once again, Spine-health received high marks for its depth of content and interactive features, including its popular community forums.

About the WebAwards: In its 13th year, the WebAwards is the premier annual website award competition held by the Web Marketing Association, Inc. Founded in 1997, the Web Marketing Association is an independent organization that believes in the importance of recognizing “people and organizations responsible for developing some of the best websites on the Internet today.” In the process of holding the WebAwards for more than a decade, the Web Marketing Association has established a benchmark for which all website development can be judged.

About Veritas Health
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