Rolling Meadows, IL, November 29, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Regional Enterprises, Inc. in Ashland, Wisconsin, took home the grand prize for HospitalPortal.net’s first-ever Best Intranet Contest. Submissions were judged on the overall collaboration, innovation and design of their Intranet. The winner was announced Nov. 18.
Regional Enterprises, Inc. consists of two facilities: Memorial Medical Center (MMC) and Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Waters Edge (HAMHWE) (Both hospitals work together to serve the Northern Counties of Wisconsin and the Western Counties of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan ). Although different, the sister facilities needed a way to collaborate and share information with each other.
Both facilities have made large innovations since starting their new Intranets in November, 2015, and each continues to refine various aspects of their systems. Their sites are similar in that they contain a clean, intuitive design; they are still continuing to create more uniformity between the partners. To enhance communication within their respective departments, MMC created fun activities such as trivia questions to draw employees to important site pages, as well as employee recognition pages. HAMHWE has condensed staff group communication to the portal, and reduced their weekly newsletter to monthly, due to the steady stream of information provided with the Intranet. The Policy and Procedure Management section has been a huge part of the Intranet for both locations, as they’ve had a more organized and compliant system.
Chad Lipske, HR Specialist, for MMC states that HospitalPortal.net has been an outstanding partner as they progressed through the initial setup and idea of having a collaborative intranet system for both hospitals. “It was vital from the very beginning to have a clear idea of what we wanted our intranet to look like,” Chad said. “We love the ease and flexibility that the system allows us. We are truly honored to have received this recognition and look forward to a long partnership with HospitalPortal.net as we continue to build our intranet and strive to make it one of the best.”
HospitalPortal.net created the Best Intranet Contest as a way to allow their clients to be recognized for and show off the hard work they have put into their Intranets. They felt that Regional Enterprises’ design, collaboration, and innovation between their different locations made them grand prize-worthy.
“We really enjoyed learning about Regional Enterprises’ Intranet strategy and how they creatively engaged their staff using our platform,” said Jason Oshita, Client Engagement Manager at HospitalPortal.net. “The growing uniformity of their sites along with the ability to customize them to fit the needs of the specific facilities showed a lot of thought and innovation, said Anne Sweeney, Director of Sales and Marketing at HospitalPortal.net.”
About HospitalPortal.net: HospitalPortal.net is a healthcare technology company located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. They work with healthcare organizations both small and large to create Intranets and Policy Management solutions that fit the needs of their clients in terms of engagement, workflow, and security.
About Regional Enterprises, Inc.: Regional Enterprises, Inc. is the parent company of Memorial Medical Center and Hayward Area Memorial Hospital in Ashland, Wisconsin. The facilities are community critical access hospitals that work to serve and improve the health of citizens in Northern Wisconsin.