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Unity’s Online Diabetes Community Receives 2013 eHealthcare Leadership Award

Unity Health System has been awarded a 2013 eHealthcare Leadership Award for the UnityDiabetesCommunity.com web site.

The eHealthcare Leadership Awards program was developed 14 years ago by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, a leading industry resource published by Health Care Communications. UnityDiabetesCommunity.com was one of more than 260 health care organizations that received recognition at a special presentation in New Orleans on November 6.

The Unity site was one of several sites awarded in the Best Interactive category. Winners were selected from more than 1,100 entries.

“We’re so proud of the site that we’ve built and the success we’ve had with our patients and our colleagues in the field,” said K.K. Rajamani, M.D., Medical Director of Unity Diabetes and Endocrinology Services. “This web site provides an online community resource for our patients and adds whole new component to our community education efforts.”

The Unity Diabetes Online Community web site launched in 2012 as an online resource to help patients manage their diabetes. The site includes interactive patient education tools, an events calendar, as well as an opportunity for visitors to connect with diabetes experts and/or other diabetes patients using the site. The site also hosts online web chats twice a month with a Q&A session with local diabetes experts. For more information visit unitydiabetescommunity.com.

About Unity Health System
At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity – an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and India, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.