Biznet Launches User-Friendly Website for Garden City Hospital

Wixom, MI (PRWEB) August 09, 2012

New features include a custom physician search with fields such as gender, languages spoken and office location. Users can request appointments online as well as pre-register for tests and procedures. Other features include an ER wait times live feed, a video library, a custom health information interface, and an events calendar.

We used Kentico CMS because this website required a strong content management solution and also needed custom features to support Garden Citys specific business needs, says Steve Sanchez, Biznet Internet Solutions Lead Application Developer.

Biznet supported Garden City during every phase of its site redesign, starting with site planning and architecture followed by graphic design, programming, content writing and search engine optimization.

Biznet provided strategic advice, as well as guided us through the practical decisions that are part of transforming traditional business processes into interactive ones, says Garden City Hospital Marketing Director, Kim Moore. Their approach to implementation was flexible and creative to find solutions that fit both our marketing goals and budget.

Garden City anticipates the site will generate increased user satisfaction, more repeat visitors, and improved access to doctors and appointments. Were really pleased with the site, says Moore. Biznet really captured the clean look and user-friendliness we wanted. Patients and families appreciate finding what they need without having to sift through clutter.

Garden City Hospital is an award-winning osteopathic teaching hospital located in Garden City, Mich. It provides care to the community in more than 45 medical specialties with related services including emergency, surgery, orthopedics, oncology, neurology and cardiac care. For more information, visit

Based in Wixom, Mich., Biznet Internet Solutions is an ROI-focused, full service web solutions company. Core offerings include creation of business and mobile websites, advertising agency support and Internet marketing, including search and social media marketing. Biznet Internet Solutions is a Kentico CMS Gold Certified Partner. For more information, visit

Motion Graphics Studio Leftchannel Unveils Sophisticated Character Animation at Columbus Nationwide Childrens Hospital

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 21, 2012

The artistry of motion graphics studio leftchannel came alive Wednesday when Columbus Nationwide Childrens Hospital opened its doors for the first time since completion of a $ 450 million expansion and environmental installation, seven years in the making.

In October, 2011, leftchannel overshadowed six other design firms bidding for the coveted job of translating static graphics to elegant, organic and sophisticated motion graphics in the Hospitals magic forest and two entry corridors. Under the creative direction of leftchannel President Alberto Scirocco, Taehee Lee, leftchannels lead designer/animator on this project, while working with other leftchannel designers created a gentle and sophisticated character animation that brings birds, deer, bunnies and other woodland creatures to life with an organic quality that works with the Nationwide Childrens Hospitals child-centric, eco-friendly design.

According to Aki Carpenter, art director at Ralph Applebaum Associates, Inc. of New York, four Columbus design firms, two New York firms and one Chicago firm were close contenders for the project ultimately awarded to leftchannel.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates is the design firm overseeing the entire Nationwide Childrens Hospital expansion project, and Carpenter is the projects art director.

We had seven big players from Columbus, Chicago, and New York bidding on this project, Carpenter said. All of the firms came out on top with solid graphic design, but it all boiled down to leftchannels perfect execution of the media we provided during the bidding process.

They have a great cosmopolitan background, and theyre based in Columbus. We felt that working with a Columbus firm was important, and once we met with leftchannel we knew we had the right design team.

Scirocco says he knew leftchannel had exactly what was needed to complete the hospitals motion graphics design, but was nonetheless humbled when the project was awarded to his team.

We knew we were the ideal candidate for this project but we were up against some talented firms, Scirocco said. Earning this contract was a genuine affirmation of our teams capabilities.

Columbus Nationwide Childrens Hospital is a healthcare network that provides wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children, adolescents and selected adult patients. A medical staff of more than 800 and a hospital staff of almost 4,000 provide state-of-the-art pediatric care for 500,000 patient visits annually.

The Nationwide Childrens Hospital is home to Ohios first Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, and its Columbus Childrens Research Institute is one of the top 10 Nationwide institutes of health-funded, free-standing pediatric research. Each year, more than 75,000 people receive health and wellness education at the facility. Two thousand students from 93 institutions, and 500 physician residents receive training at Columbus Nationwide Childrens Hospital.

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About leftchannel:

Established in 2003 and headed by Alberto Scirocco, leftchannel is a motion design company comprised of multidisciplinary graphic design artists specializing in motion graphics, TV spots, music videos, broadcast identities, program titles and opens, animation and graphic design, advertising and broadcast graphics. Scirocco began his career in design and art in Italy before moving to the U.S., where he helped establish leftchannel in Columbus. An adjunct professor and head of the CCAD Motion Design program, Sciroccos passion for computer animation and motion graphics is a driving force behind the firms decisively individualistic and pioneering capabilities adaptable in a multitude of fields including film, advertising, broadcast graphics, architecture, retail planning, digital installation, projection mapping and environmental design.

Leftchannel has earned numerous industry awards including: Addy Awards (Nationwide Silver, multiple regional); Boards Magazine (multiple); Brooklyn Film Festival (Festival Identity Selection); Communication Arts Design Annual (multiple); Cracow Film Festival (Poland); Digital Arts Magazine; IdN Magazine (Music Video Annual, 15th Anniversary Book/Featured Artist); Int’l Fest of Cinema and Technology (2nd Place); iTunes Video Store (Inaugural Day Top 10);; Lumen Eclipse;; (Top 5 Music Video Pick of the Week); Nemo Film Festival (France); The One Show (Merit Award); OneDotZero Film Festival (InterNationwide); RES Film Festival (InterNationwide); RES Magazine (multiple); Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (UK); STASH DVD (multiple); SXSW Film Festival (multiple); Vice Magazine.

Leftchannels client list includes A&E Network, Absolut, American Express, AOL, CMT, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Canon, The Discovery Channel, Eli Lilly, ESPN, Ford, Honda, Humana, Express, Huntington Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, Luxottica Group, Merck, MTV, NASCAR, Nike Golf, Panasonic and Sony.

For more information, visit the leftchannel website at

Hospital Joint Venture between LHP Hospital Group, Inc. and Seton Family of Hospitals Establishes First New Hospital in Bell County, TX in 35 Years

Plano, TX (PRWEB) June 19, 2012

LHP Hospital Group, Inc. and the Seton Family of Hospitals recently celebrated the public unveiling of Seton Medical Center Harker Heights. The 192,400-square-foot facility represents a hospital joint venture between the two organizations and is the first new hospital serving the Bell County, TX, area in more than 35 years. The celebration included a ribbon cutting attended by mayors from the Central Texas region, state representatives, and other civic leaders.

Kemptville District Hospital Board of Directors Receives Award from the United Counties of Leeds Grenville

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Late last week the United Counties of Leeds Grenville presented the Bill Thake Economic Development Leadership Award to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Chair of the Kemptville Hospital Board of Directors.

The award is presented annually to a volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment and leadership toward the growth and vitality of the Leeds Grenville economy.

This years award was handed out at a United Counties Leadership Forum held June 14 in Roebuck. Rousseau accepted the award on behalf of the entire Kemptville Hospital Board of Directors. The Board was cited with overseeing the multimillion-dollar expansion of the hospital and the launch of the new Total Joint Replacement orthopaedic surgery program. The Board was also recognized for providing leadership during a period when the hospital saw an increase in its operating budget and the hiring of new staff for orthopaedic surgery, leading to a $ 7.8 million increase in the local payroll. The Board was further commended for playing a role in the hospitals offer of office space within its campus to its service partner, Beth Donovan Hospice.

Now in his seventh year of volunteer service to the community on the Board, Rousseau has been Chair for one year. He commented that he was pleased to see Kemptville Hospital being recognized for its leadership at the County level. Serving on the Board of Directors is so rewarding, he added, as we have such an interesting and dedicated group of people on the Board. He further commented that the hospital is blessed with the leadership of its CEO, Colin Goodfellow, and his committed staff.

Rousseau also spoke about the hospitals recently approved new strategic plan, which will see Kemptville Hospital moving forward in three key directions: integrating and supporting community-based primary care, looking for new open market service opportunities, and further developing the hospitals primary role as a health hub.

This is the second year for the award, named after Westports Mayor Bill Thake, who has spent a record-breaking 50 consecutive years in municipal government, including four terms as county Warden.

Leeds and Grenville MPP Steve Clark commented that this years nominees came from a variety of backgrounds, but they all shared one thing: they give their time and talent to improving economic activity in Leeds Grenville. The other nominees were Karen Cook (Athens), John Jodoin (Augusta Township), Frank Kinsella (Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands), Dana, Mike and John Purcell (Front of Young Township).

If you would like to make comments or suggestions about hospital services, please contact Kemptville District Hospital Chief Executive Officer Colin Goodfellow at 613.258.6133 extension 132, or by email at cgoodfellow(at)kdh.on(dot)ca.

About Kemptville District Hospital:

Kemptville District Hospital is a fully accredited healthcare facility committed to building healthier communities. We are distinct with the provincial health system as a model of hospital-led integrated health services. We operate on two sites and provide primary care management services, acute care hospital services, advanced orthopaedic care and pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction.