Ontario Hospital Association Receives Multiple Honors

TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) has recently received a number of prestigious awards acknowledging its annual signature event, HealthAchieve, and its corporate website, www.oha.com.

"We consistently strive to foster excellence within the organization, so I am very proud of the OHA and our staff for this tremendous accomplishment," said Anthony Dale, OHA's Interim President and CEO.

Accolades for HealthAchieve

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) recently announced the recipients of its annual Art of the Show competition, which recognizes excellence in promotional materials for the exhibitions and events industry. HealthAchieve was recognized in two categories:

  1. Winner: Sponsorship Development (under 50,000 nsf) category
  2. Honourable Mention: Show Photography

Out of this year's 162 submissions, 35 entries will be honored for their combination of essential marketing elements needed to promote exhibitions and events. This year's competition garnered submissions from the United States, Canada and the U.K.  The winning entries will be on display at Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition held on December 10-12, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

Click here to view the 2013 Winners and Honorable Mentions Gallery.

An Award-Winning Corporate Website

The OHA was recently recognized for its outstanding corporate website design, by receiving top honours from two renowned website award organizations.

  1. 2013 eHealthcare Leadership Awards

OHA.com was awarded Gold in the 2013 eHealthcare Leadership Awards for Best Overall Internet Site in the Healthcare Association/Professional Society category.

This leading awards program recognizes the very best websites and digital efforts of healthcare organizations, online health companies, pharmaceutical and medical equipment firms, business improvement initiatives, and supplier websites.

Judges looked at how websites and other digital communications compared with others in their organization's classification.  They also reviewed entries based on a proprietary, multi-point standard of Internet excellence.

2. Web Marketing Association WebAwards (WMA)

OHA.com received the following three Web Marketing Association WebAwards, scoring above industry average and the WebAward average for all categories.

  1. Associations Standard of Excellence
  2. Health Care Standard of Excellence
  3. Non-Profit Standard of Excellence

Independent expert judges from across the globe review sites in 96 industries. The best are recognized with a WebAward, which helps interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world.

The WebAward Competition is the premier award recognition program for web developers and marketers worldwide, setting the standard of excellence for website development.

"I would like to congratulate the OHA's staff on their success," said Marcia Visser, OHA's Board Chair. "These awards reflect their dedication and hard work. They truly have a passion for what they do." 

SOURCE Ontario Hospital Association

For further information:

Tami Harel
OHA Public Affairs
416-205-1346
tharel@oha.com