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    Sutter Health’s MyLifeStages.org Named Best Consumer Health Website for Third Year

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 - For the third consecutive year, Sutter Health’s MyLifeStages.org received a gold award for “Best Overall Internet Site” from the prestigious eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Serving more than 360,000 visitors in 2011, the wellness portal connects Northern California women and their families with Sutter-affiliated doctors, health information, tools, expert tips and more, all for free.

    The honor recognizes MyLifeStages.org for its interactive features and health resources designed to support women on their journey toward good health at every stage of life. An independent panel of judges familiar with health care and the Internet evaluated nearly 1,200 national entries for 13 categories, ultimately selecting Sutter’s site as a gold winner in the Consumer General Health category, which also included popular consumer wellness sites hosted by The Mayo Clinic and WebMD.com (awarded Platinum).

    “Since its inception in 2009, MyLifeStages has been providing women of all ages with a rich library of interactive tools and videos, local articles, convenient e-mail reminders for wellness checkups and more,” said Toni Brayer, M.D., regional vice president and chief medical officer, and medical advisor for MyLifeStages. “We’re thrilled to see more women rely on the site for relevant, reliable resources to manage their family’s wellness and stay connected to the latest health trends.”

    MyLifeStages offers a variety of free, valuable resources, including:

    In 2011, some of the most popular wellness topics included:

    About Sutter Health
    Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.

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