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    Sutter Health’s www.MyLifeStages.org Named Best Interactive Website for Second Year in a Row


    SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2010 - As more Americans turn to the Internet for health information, Sutter Health’s www.MyLifeStages.org has received a gold award for “Best Interactive [Web] Site” from the prestigious eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Sutter Health’s portal connects women with Sutter-affiliated doctors, health information, tools, expert tips and more. This is the second year in a row Sutter Health received the award.

    The honor recognizes www.MyLifeStages.org for its interactive features and customized health resources that provide women and their families with tools to maintain active and healthy lifestyles. An independent panel of judges familiar with health care and the Internet evaluated nearly 1,300 entries from across the nation, ultimately selecting the Sutter Health network’s site as a gold winner alongside www.WebMD.com in the Consumer General Health category.

    “Many women today are caught in a balancing act between career, family and household responsibilities, often with little time left to take account for their personal health,” said Toni Brayer, M.D., chief medical officer for the Sutter Health West Bay Region and medical advisor for MyLifeStages. “MyLifeStages delivers relevant, reliable wellness resources with the additional convenience of e-mail reminders for checkups, platforms to track wellness goals, blogs to document progress and more.”

    With over 7,000 members, MyLifeStages offers a variety of features and resources, including Ask the Expert, videos, blogs, quizzes, a medical library and more. In addition, women can subscribe to receive information and updates to meet their lifestyle - newsletters, e-mail reminders, tweets on Twitter and more.

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    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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