Ektron Congratulates Healthcare Customers Named to U.S. News & World Report's '2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals' List

Several Ektron customers recognized for their achievements in the areas of cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology

NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ektron, a provider of web content management, social software and marketing optimization solutions,  today would like to congratulate its customers, Children's Mercy Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore, Seattle Children's Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, on their listing among the U.S. News and World Report's "2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals."  

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U.S. News & World Report stated, "Out of all of the roughly 5,000 U.S. hospitals, only about 1 in 30 has deep expertise in caring for children with serious problems. For youngsters who need that quality of care, the Best Children's Hospitals rankings showcase the medical centers that every day see kids who have cancer, cystic fibrosis, defective hearts and countless other life-threatening or rare conditions beyond the capabilities of most hospitals, even those with sizable pediatric departments."(1)

In addition to having several customers included in the full listing, Ektron also works with four of the top 11 "Honor Roll" hospitals including Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore and Seattle Children's Hospital.  The Company provides web content management, social software and marketing optimization technology to help these hospitals better engage with their constituents – patients, families, donors, doctors and more via their websites and community portals.

"We are thrilled for our customers, as well as all the hospitals included in the U.S. News and World Report listing," said Richard Brown, Ektron's healthcare business leader.  "Our customers recognize the importance of being the best at every level – whether providing the critical care necessary to save the lives of children or ensuring that visitors to their websites get what they need immediately, easily and accurately.  These hospitals are the best-of-the-best and Ektron is proud to be working with them."

About Ektron 

By integrating web content management (WCM), marketing optimization and social software, Ektron's software and solutions improve operational efficiency, drive revenue growth and build customer loyalty. Ektron empowers marketers to create, publish and optimize web content that engages, converts and retains customers. Developers benefit from Ektron's extensibility and commitment to the Microsoft .NET framework. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, with offices in Australia, Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom, Ektron has more than 8,000 customers worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Diageo, Home Depot, International Chamber of Commerce,  Kodak, Microsoft, NASDAQ, National Health Services UK, Saint-Gobain, The Law Society and the University of Notre Dame. For more information, please visit www.ektron.com, www.ektron.co.uk or www.ektron.com.au.

(1) "2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals: the Honor Roll," U.S. News and World Report,  Avery Comarow, May 17, 2011