April 29, 2009

Memorial has new Web site

Submitted by Memorial Health Care System

CHATTANOOGA — Memorial’s newly designed Web site — www.memorial.org — opens today, April 29, 2009, with color, personality and dynamic features that make navigation easy and fun.

“On every page, our new brand advanced medicine inspired by you is evident, highlighting our spiritual values and the promise of excellence we make to those who are choosing a hospital,” says Lisa McCluskey, vice president of Marketing Communications. “It does not look or feel like a traditional hospital Web site. Our goal is to engage the community in a conversation about wellness – providing information to help you renew, refresh and embrace health.”

The sliding vertical blinds open to engaging photos, important information, and interactive features that will be ever changing. Glimpses of the Chattanooga are included throughout reinforcing our location and our pride in our community.

What’s new on the Web site?

• Virtual tours. Visitors can visually transport themselves into the spine surgery suite to see our new O-arm technology. They can go inside the Wound Healing Center, the Sleep Center, and the MaryEllen Locher labyrinth waiting area. A total of 10 areas at Memorial Hospital and Memorial North Park are showcased.

• Streaming video and audio. Visitors will be able to download podcasts and vodcasts featuring our physicians and clinical staff.

• CaringBridge. Patients can create a personalized Web site to keep loved ones anywhere in the world informed during their hospital stay and beyond. • Family members and friends can write messages of support and inspiration.

• Blogs will provide the latest information on timely topics.

• Online registration will be easier.

• Health Resources offers an extensive library of health information, health quizzes, and interactive tools.

• You can readily print and e-mail, adjust text size, move from section to section, and find your way home anytime.

Memorial Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based health care organization. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and strengthened as part of Catholic Health Initiatives, it offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation services. Memorial is a regional referral center of choice with 4,000 associates and more than 700 affiliated physicians providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Memorial Health Care System is recognized as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, the health care industry's leading source of information on hospital quality.To learn more, visit www.memorial.org.