Press Room

August 26, 2013

SLACK Incorporated Wins 8 APEX Awards

Thorofare, NJ –SLACK Incorporated received 7 Awards of Excellence and a Grand Award in the 25th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) competition. Healio.com, a website for specialty physicians published by SLACK Incorporated, received a Grand Award in the “Websites” category, while several SLACK publications garnered Awards of Excellence in the contest.

Grand Awards honor outstanding publication work by professional communicators in 12 major categories. This year, only 100 Grand Awards were presented out of a total of 2,400 entries. Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional entries in 138 individual subcategories.

Launched in 2012, Healio.com provides specialty physicians with daily news, videos, online education, meeting coverage and more.

"A massive site — packed with useful, well-researched and well-written information — but very well organized, with clear navigation,” said the 2013 APEX competition judge commendation of Healio.com. “The site offers all-encompassing resources that are carefully targeted to its audience of health care professionals. Numerous interactive features — and the ability to customize the site to provide tailored news and data for your specific interests — are added pluses." 

The 2013 APEX Awards of Excellence recipients are as follows:

OSLI Retina Staff for “Most Improved Magazine & Journals”

TCT Daily Editorial Staff for “Magapapers & Newspapers – Print”

Cardiology Today Editorial Staff for “Magapaper & Newspaper Writing”

Kristine Houck and Robert Press (Orthopedics Today) for “Blog Posts”

Matt Hasson and Dan Morgan (Ocular Surgery News) for “Feature Writing”

Cardiology Today’s Intervention Editorial Staff for “Health & Medical Writing”

Lori Shields and Karen Stanwood (The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing) for
“Magazine & Journal Design & Layout”

A judging panel comprised of expert writers and editors determined recipients of the awards, which are distributed based on graphic design excellence, editorial content and overall communications superiority.

“Our staff’s ongoing efforts have earned these exceptional honors and I am ecstatic that their hard work is recognized,” said Joan-Marie Stiglich, ELS, Senior Vice President of SLACK Incorporated.  “Earning these awards is a demonstration of our dedication to provide physicians with timely, relevant news and information.”

Healio.com is an in-depth specialty clinical information website that allows health care specialists to select and tailor news and education to best fit their daily practice of medicine. Healio.com features the industry’s best news reporting, dynamic multimedia, question-and-answer columns, CME and other educational activities in a variety of formats, quick reference content, blogs, peer-reviewed journals and a full line of popular book titles.

SLACK Incorporated is a leading provider of information to targeted health care specialties. SLACK produces 42 publications in print and online; publishes more than 250 medical and allied health books; creates custom print and Internet-related projects; and produces convention daily newspapers and meeting supplements for a growing number of health care meetings. Published by SLACK Incorporated, Healio.com provides daily news, videos, online education, meeting coverage and more.

For more information about Healio.com, Cardiology Today, Cardiology Today’s Intervention,
The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, Ocular Surgery News, Orthopedics Today, OSLI Retina, or TCT Daily, contact Lee Gaymon, Senior Director, Audience Development & Marketing, at lgaymon@slackinc.com, 856.848.1000 ext. 356.

View the full list of 2013 APEX award winners here.

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