FastMed Urgent Care recognized at 2013 eHealthcare Leadership Awards for Best Overall Internet Website

FastMed.com recipient of the Gold Award at Healthcare Internet Conference in New Orleans

Clayton, NC – December 5, 2013 – FastMed Urgent Care’s website, www.fastmed.com, received Strategic Health Care Communications’ Best Overall Internet Website Award at the 17th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference November sixth in New Orleans.

FastMed.com was selected out of more than 1,100 entries, receiving a Gold Award for a combination of website design, usability and relevant content. A total of 121 judges with experience in healthcare and internet marketing reviewed all entries. 260 healthcare organizations, representing a broad spectrum of healthcare services, received recognition for their websites and digital communications.

“This award is an important recognition that fastmed.com is a relevant, meaningful and informative resource for communities that FastMed Urgent Care serves, particularly in this time of substantial change in health care,” said Kevin L. Blank, President & Chief Operating Officer for FastMed Urgent Care. “We began building fastmed.com the same way we deliver care each day; by focusing on the needs of our patients and community partners and how we can deliver the kind of online content and tools that support good health 24/7.”

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, 40 factor standard of Internet excellence. Awards winners represented 17 industry classifications, from hospitals and health systems to pharmaceutical firms and online health companies.

“In preparation for key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and an increasingly competitive landscape, organizations accelerated their investment in digital communications,” says Mark Gothberg, eHealthcare Leadership Awards chairman. “Organizations made major improvements in their websites, increased their involvement in social media, more fully integrated newer media outlets with traditional marketing vehicles, and expanded mobile efforts to better serve current and future customers.”

The eHealthcare Leadership Awards program was developed and first presented 14 years ago by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, a leading industry resource published by Health Care Communications, Rye, NY. 

About FastMed Urgent Care:
FastMed Urgent Care is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and Arizona.  FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com. FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of the Comvest Group. 

About the Comvest Group:
The Comvest Group, with $1.2 billion of assets under management, provides flexible financing solutions to lower middle-market companies through its equity and debt funds, often meeting time-critical and complex funding requirements.  The firm includes seasoned, senior level operating executives who partner with managers and owners of companies to operationally improve businesses and create long-term value. Since 2000, Comvest has invested more than $1.5 billion of capital in over 105 public and private companies.  For more information, please visit www.comvest.com.

Contact:
Reuel Heyden | Sr. Dir. of Marketing & Community Relations
FastMed Urgent Care
Phone: 919.550.0821x1016
Email: r.heyden@fastmed.com