Healthcare Website Design: 10 Award-Winning Examples

March 21, 2020 by Glen Doss, VP. Strategy & Business Development

Thankfully, healthcare website design has improved tremendously over the past decade. This is largely due to the evolution of industry best practices, the growth, and the maturation of healthcare digital marketing teams and agencies. This growth and evolution have included a heavy focus on applying the principles of digital consumerism.

For healthcare website design, consumerism has meant prioritizing UX and usability best practices (i.e., consumer needs) over internal politics and organizational structure. For example, allowing users to search for services and doctors using treatment keywords rather than having to navigate an internally focused list of departments or specialties. Furthermore, effective healthcare websites now promote access (e.g., providing online self-scheduling and video visits) and transparency (e.g., ratings and reviews for doctors and practices, and pricing information).

Most importantly, effective healthcare website design supports measurable increases in patient volume and revenue. This can be achieved by increasing traffic to a website (organic search, referral sources, social, paid, etc.) and increasing onsite conversion (online appointments scheduled, ER and urgent care check-ins/reservations, virtual visits, form submissions, event and class signups, etc.). Ultimately, our goal is to create an effective user experience that truly moves the needle for healthcare organizations. The examples include websites that have won many awards in 2019.

Award-Winning Healthcare and Hospital Website Examples

 

1. Rush

Screenshot of Rush’s award-winning website design

https://www.rush.edu/

Rush’s website strikes an effective balance in reflecting their brand positioning and promoting patient access and key online transactional elements. Rush has been a Centretek client since 2013.

Previous UX & Design Awards Include:

  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Overall Website
  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Online Annual Report

 

2. MU Health Care

Screenshot of MU Health Care’s award-winning website.

https://www.muhealth.org/

The MU Health Care website leverages powerful and engaging imagery and video thr0ughout the site. MU Health has been a Centretek client since 2016.

Previous UX & Design Awards Include:

  • W3 Awards : Best Health Care Services Website
  • W3 Awards : Best Overall Website UX
  • Acquia Engage Awards: Best Healthcare Website

 

3. Inova

Screenshot of Inova’s award-winning website.

www.inova.org

The Inova website is a great example of modern user experience design and effectively supporting healthcare consumerism (access and transparency). Inova has been a Centretek client since 2011.

Previous UX & Design Awards Include:

  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Doctor Directory.
  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Mobile Website.
  • Dave Awards: Best Health Care Website

 

4. Valley Health System

Screenshot of Valley Health System’s award-winning website.

https://www.valleyhealth.com/

The Valley Health System website design prioritizes consumer convenience and access by highlighting online transactional and consultation capabilities. Valley Health System has been a Centretek client since 2017. 

Previous UX & Design Awards Include:

  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Mobile Website
  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Homepage
  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Website Design
  • W3 Awards: UX Design
  • W3 Awards: Best Health Care site
  • Davey Awards: Best Health Care site

 

5. St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Screenshot of St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s award-winning hospital website.

www.stlouischildrens.org/

This site presents a visually engaging site design and UX that effectively represents St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s brand positioning and key messaging. St. Louis Children’s Hospital has been a Centretek client since 2010. 

Previous UX & Design Awards Include:

  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Website Design
  • Digital Health Awards: Best Overall Website

 

6. Kennedy Krieger Institute

Screenshot of Kennedy Krieger’s award-winning website.

https://www.kennedykrieger.org/

The Kennedy Krieger website balances the needs of five distinct audiences – each with significantly different user needs and expectations. The site navigation is customized for each of these audiences. The Kennedy Krieger Institute has been a Centretek client since 2017.

Previous UX & Design Awards Include:

  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Mobile Website
  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Site Design
  • W3 Awards: Best Health Care site
  • W3 Awards: Best Nonprofit site
  • Digital Health Awards: Best Overall Website
  • Digital Health Awards: Best Responsive Website Design

 

7. Cooper University Healthcare

Screenshot of Rush’s award-winning healthcare website.

https://www.cooperhealth.org/

Cooper University Healthcare’s website provides a mobile-first user experience while still presenting an engaging design for desktop/laptop users. Cooper has been a Centretek client since 2010.

Previous UX & Design Awards Include:

  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Doctor Directory
  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Home Page Design

 

8. St. Peter's Health

Screenshot of Rush’s award-winning website design.

https://www.sphealth.org/

The St. Peter’s Health website effectively meets the needs of the Helena, MT market through intuitive navigation, and powerful doctor and services search capability. The site also does a nice job of highlighting health classes, support groups and other community events. St. Peter’s Health has been a Centretek client since 2017.

Previous UX & Design Awards Include:

  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Site Design

 

9. Nebraska Medicine

Screenshot of Nebraska Medicine’s award-winning website design.

https://www.nebraskamed.com/

The Nebraska Medicine site leverages a mobile-first design to streamline the user experience and convert prospective patients into customers. Nebraska Medicine has been a Centretek client since 2015.

Previous UX & Design Awards Include:

  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Overall Website

 

 

10. Blessing Health System

Screenshot of Blessing Health System’s award-winning website.

https://www.blessinghealth.org/

Blessing Health System’s website effectively conveys the strengths of a regional academic health system while still highlighting its focus on the local community. Blessing Health System has been a Centretek client since 2017.

Previous UX & Design Awards Include:

  • eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Best Home Page Design

Questions?

If you have any questions about the healthcare web design or want to redesign your existing website, please contact Glen Doss, VP, Strategy and Business Development, at gdoss@centretek.com.