Awards and Recognition

WebMD offers credible and in-depth medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs. We are proud that others in the fields of media and health have recognized our efforts.

2018

Folio Awards: Eddie and Ozzies

  • Winner: Column/Blog, Healthcare: Medscape, George Lundberg At Large at Medscape; Video: Medscape: CVD and Rheumatoid Arthritis, A Dangerous Link; Overall Design Excellence, Consumer: WebMD Magazine; Photography: WebMD Diabetes @ Walgreens Magazine, Savor Summer
  • Honorable Mention: Column/Blog, Healthcare: Medscape, Overdiagnosis Only a Matter of Time with ECG Watches; Full Issue: WebMD Magazine; Magazine Section: WebMD Magazine, Family and Parenting; Social Media/Online Community: Medscape Consult; Medscape Video: Should Doctors Embrace or Reject Alternative Treatments?; Website, Medscape.com; Site Design Supplement Annual/One-Shot: WebMD Campus Life

Medical Marketing & Media Awards

  • Gold: Healthcare Professional Media Brand: Medscape and Medscape Business of Medicine

American Inhouse Design Awards

  • Graphic Design USA Contest winner for WebMD Health Services' "Make Your Move Activity Challenge", "Company Culture e-Book", "7 Steps to Smart Incentive Design", and "Path to Prevention"

Gracie Award

  • Interactive Media, Online Producer – News, Brenda Goodman for “When a Mother Dies”

Telly Awards

  • Bronze Award, Social Video, General – Public Service and Activism Category for WebMD's “Patient Prejudice: Doctors Share Their Stories”
  • Bronze Award, Online, General – Public Interest/Awareness Category for WebMD's “When a Mother Dies”

2017

21st Annual Webby Awards

  • 2017 Annual Webby Awards Winner in the Health & Fitness Category for WebMD's Social Media Platforms

2017 Telly Awards

  • Bronze Award, General, News/News Feature Video/Shows/Segments Category for WebMD's Fighting for Harris: When a Child Gets Cancer
  • Bronze Award, Series, Web Series in Video/Shows/Segments Category for WebMD's Confronting Alzheimer’s Disease

Folio Awards

  • Ozzie award, Consumer- Feature Design, Winner, WebMD Magazine
  • Eddies, Winner- Consumer – Single Article / Series of Articles – Healthcare / Medical / Nursing, WebMD Magazine, Feature Well
  • Eddies, Consumer – Series of Articles – Health / Fitness, Honorable Mention, WebMD Magazine- Feature Well and WebMD Magazine, My Story
  • Eddies, Consumer – Series of Articles – Parenting / Family, Honorable Mention, WebMD Magazine, Family and Parenting Kids Health
  • Eddies, B-to-B – Full Issue – Healthcare / Medical / Nursing, Honorable Mention, Medscape Business of Medicine, June 2017
  • Eddies, Consumer – Full Issue – Health / Fitness, Honorable Mention, WebMD Magazine, November/December 2016

Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M)

  • 2017 Best Healthcare Professional Media Brand, Medscape

Association of Health Care Journalists

  • Reporting Fellowship on Health Care Performance, Brenda Goodman, senior news writer for “Death By Birth: Bearing the Burden of Maternal Mortality”

Atlanta Press Club

  • Award of Excellence – Investigative Reporting for “Lead: A Hidden Danger,” WebMD/Georgia Health News

Society for Features Journalism

  • Excellence-in-Features Award, First Place, Video Storytelling for “A Heavy Load: Teens and Homework Stress,” WebMD and Starfish Media

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2016

Mr. Magazine

  • 2016 WebMD Magazine "Top 30" magazine launches of the last 30 years.

Harris Poll

  • 2016 "Health Information Website Brand of the Year"

20th Annual Webby Awards

  • 2016 Annual Webby Awards Winner for People’s Voice in the Health category for WebMD.com (fourth consecutive year).

American Society of Business Publication Editors

  • 2016 Northeast Regional Awards-Web Microsite/Special Section Category for Medscape Business of Medicine

New York Press Club Award

  • WebMD's Future of Health with Robin Roberts

CINE Golden Eagle

  • Finalist, WebMD's Future of Health with Robin Roberts 

Gracie Award Winner

  • WebMD's Future of Health with Robin Roberts: 3-D Printing

PM360 Pharma Choice Award

  • Professional Website, Medscape (Bronze) 

Atlanta Press Club

  • Award of Excellence, Print/Online – Daily, Brenda Goodman
  • Award of Excellence, Investigative Reporting for “Cancer Strikes a Small Town,” WebMD/Georgia Health News

2015

19th Annual Webby Awards

  • 2015 People’s Voice Award in the Health Category for WebMD.com

Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M)

  • 2015 Gold Award for Best Mobile App for Consumers (WebMD Baby App)
  • 2015 Award for "Best Healthcare Professional Media Brand" for Medscape (second consecutive year)

2015 Telly Awards

  • Silver Award, Online Video, Information category for WebMD Interviews President Obama
  • Silver Award, Online Video, News/News Feature category for WebMD Interviews President Obama
  • Silver Award, Online Video, Online Webisode or Segment News category for WebMD Future of Health
  • Silver Award, Online Video, Health and Fitness category for When Autism Grows Up
  • Bronze Award, Online Video, Online Webisodes/Segments – Documentary category for WebMD Health Heroes
  • Bronze Award, Online Video, Online Webisodes/Segments – Web Series category for WebMD Health Heroes
  • Bronze Award, Online Video, Online Webisodes/Segments – Motivational category for WebMD Health Heroes
  • Bronze Award, Online Video, Online Webisodes/Segments – Web Series category for WebMD's Future of Health
  • Bronze Award, Online Video, Cultural category for Medical Marijuana: The Last Hope for Sick Children
  • Bronze Award, Online Video, Documentary category for Medical Marijuana: The Last Hope for Sick Children
  • Bronze Award, Online Video, Health & Fitness category for Mukherjee and Hudis on Emperor's Journey
  • Bronze Award, Online Video, Health & Fitness category for NIH’s Collins on Changing the Future of Medicine
  • Bronze Award, Online Video, Health & Fitness, Emperor in Close-Up: A Talk With the Director
  • Bronze Award, Online Video, Health & Fitness, Mukherjee and Hudis on Emperor's Journey to PBS

APEX

  • Professional Healthcare Media Brand, Medscape

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2014

Portland Business Journal

  • Winner, Healthiest Employers of Oregon of 2014 for WebMD Health Services
  • Winner, Oregon’s Most Admired Companies of 2014 for WebMD Health Services' Technology

Azbee

  • Winner, Neil Chesanow for 5609 Web Feature Article, Are Oncologists Different from Other Doctors?

APEX

  • Winner, Neil Chesanow for Writing 095-Health & Medical Writing, Are Oncologists Different from Other Doctors?
  • Winner, Neil Chesanow for Electronic Media-049-Special Purpose, Special Report: Affordable Care Act

Web Health Award

  • Gold for Physician/Clinician Portal Website, Medscape Today Homepage
  • Bronze for Infographic, Medscape 2013 Physician Compensation Report Infographic
  • Winner/Merit, for Website, Medscape from WebMD
  • Winner/Merit, for Twitter, Medscape Twitter Account

AHJC Award

  • Winner, Roxanne Nelson for Trade Publication/Newsletter, Why Are Drug Costs So High in the United States?

Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M)

  • 2014 Gold Award for Best Healthcare Professional Media Brand (Medscape)

2013

Rx Club Award

  • 2013 Award of Excellence, Medscape App

American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) Awards

  • Gold, Best Website, theheart.org by WebMD

Eddie & Ozzie Awards

  • FOLIO Ozzie award, Best App, WebMD Magazine

MobileWebAwards

  • Best Medical Mobile Application, Medscape App for iPhone

Pearl Award

  • Silver Pearl Award from the Custom Content Council , Digital Publishing Best Mobile Application, WebMD Magazine

PM360 Pharma Choice Awards

  • Bronze award, PM360 2012 Pharma Choice Awards App Category, Acid Burn Dexilant/WebMD App Partnership

The Webby Awards

  • Webby Award, Health Category, WebMD
  • People's Voice award, Health Category, WebMD

Web Health Awards

  • Silver award, Social Media: Twitter, @Medscape
  • Silver award, Webcast (video), Venter and Topol on the True Revolution in Medicine
  • Merit award, Best Microsite, Medscape's 2013 Physician Lifestyle Report

2012

Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M)

  • Gold award, Best Mobile App for Consumers, WebMD Baby App
  • Silver award, Best Healthcare Consumer Media Brand, WebMD the Magazine

Cribsie Award

  • Coolest App for New Parents, WebMD Baby App

Society of Professional Journalists

Appy Awards – Finalist, Medical Category

  • Medscape App by WebMD/Medscape

IFT (Institute of Food Technologists)

Weidenbaum Center

  • Award for Evidence-Based Journalism "Vaccines: What Today's Parents Should Know"

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2011

eHealthcare Leadership Awards

  • Best Overall Internet Site: Platinum
  • Best Health/Healthcare Content: Platinum

Webby Awards

  • People's Voice Winner, Health category
  • Honoree, Best Practices

Most Trusted U.S. Consumer Brand – Millward Brown Global Study

  • Most Trusted US Consumer Brand
  • Most Trusted and Recommended Internet Brand

The Department of Health & Human Services

  • Excellence in Partnering Award

Society of Professional Journalists

  • Excellence in Journalism for WebMD's "Gene test, Preventive Surgery Saves Women's Lives"

Web Health Awards, Blog Division

  • Award of Merit for "The Heart Beat"
  • Bronze Award for "Everyday Fitness"

W3 Awards

  • Gold – WebMD Mobile
  • Gold – WebMD for Android
  • Silver – WebMD
  • Silver – WebMD the App

Communicator Awards

  • Gold - Award of Excellence for the iPhone App
  • Silver - Award of Distinction for the WebMD Mobile Website
  • Silver - Award of Distinction for WebMD, the site

2010

The Society of Professional Journalists

Web Marketing Association's WebAwards

  • Media Standard of Excellence, Outstanding Achievement in Web Site Development.

Webby Awards

  • Webby Award Winner, Health category.
  • People's Voice Winner, Health category.

Communicator Awards

  • Newsletter Award of Distinction for WebMD's Weight Loss Wisdom newsletter.

Telly Awards

  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Baby: Step-by-Step/Education" series.
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Diagnosing and Treating Nerve Pain."
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Baby: Step-by-Step/How-To" series.
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Healthy Pets: One Minute Trainer/How-To" series.
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Swine Flu Vaccine Trial."
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Healthy Pets: One Minute Trainer" series, Use of Animation.

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2009

Webby Awards

  • People's Voice Winner, Health category.

URAC Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards

  • Silver award for WebMD Health Check.

Communicator Awards

  • Film/Video Award of Distinction winner for WebMD's "Life After Weight Loss" video.
  • Film/Video Award of Distinction winner for WebMD's "Drenched in Sweat" video.
  • Film/Video Award of Distinction winner for WebMD's "Truth About Naps" video.
  • Film/Video Award of Distinction winner for WebMD's "Killer Abs" video.
  • Film/Video Award of Distinction winner for WebMD's "Teen Skin: Sunscreen" video.
  • Programs/News Award of Distinction winner for WebMD's "Speed Up Workout Results" program.

Telly Awards

  • Online Video Silver Winner for WebMD's "How Fat Kills" video.
  • Online Video Silver Winner for WebMD's "Boost Your Immune System" video series.
  • Online Video Silver Winner for WebMD's "Blood Pressure Animation."
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "ADHD in Children" video.
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Truth About Kids & Fever" video series.
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Exercise & Fitness" video series.
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Truth About" video series.
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Psoriasis" video series.
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Avoiding Colds & Flu" video series.
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Weight Loss" video series.
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Spring Cleaning" video series
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "Multiple Sclerosis" video series.
  • Online Video Bronze Winner for WebMD's "HPV" video series.

2008

The Society of Professional Journalists

Online Journalism Awards

  • Winner of the Specialty Site Journalism award.

Webby Awards

  • People's Voice Winner, Health category.

Telly Awards

  • Film/Video Silver Winner for WebMD's "Truth About" video series.
  • Film/Video Silver Winner for WebMD's "Truth About Wrinkles" video.

Cookie Magazine's Word of Mom Survey

  • WebMD named best Health web site.

World Wide Web Health Awards Fall/Winter 2008

  • Silver medal in the Advertising/Marketing Information category for WebMD.
  • Silver medal in the Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention category for WebMD.
  • Silver medal in the Patient Education Information category for WebMD.

World Wide Web Health Awards

  • Gold medal in the Advertising/Marketing Information category for WebMD.
  • Gold medal in the Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention category for WebMD.
  • Gold medal in the Patient Education Information category for WebMD.
  • Award of Merit in the Miscellaneous/Professional category for Medscape.

eHealthcare Leadership Awards

  • Gold award for Best Overall Internet Site.
  • Gold award for Best Health Content.
  • Silver award for Best Site Design.

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2007

Webby Awards

  • People's Voice Winner, Health category.

National Association of Black Journalists Awards

  • Best New Media Commentary for the WebMD blog Tanzania Travels, written by WebMD editor Cherie Berkley.

TIME.com's 25 Sites We Can't Live Without

Forbes Best of the Web

  • WebMD named among the top health information sites in 2007.

Consumer Reports WebWatch

  • WebMD named among the top health information sites in 2007.

PC Magazine's Top 100 Classic Web Sites

WebWare 100 Awards

  • WebMD named one of the top reference web sites.

Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award

  • WebMD received the award for its market leading Personal Health Record (PHR)

2006

The Society of Professional Journalists:

Freddie Awards

  • Finalist in the category Sleep for five-part video series on sleep.
  • Finalist in the category Stroke & Heart Disease: "Stroke Education is a Beautiful Thing"

Consumer Reports WebWatch

  • WebMD and MedicineNet named among the best online diet sites in 2006.

Consumer Directed Health Care Conference

  • Best Web Site for Consumer Health Information
  • Best of Show

2005

The Society of Professional Journalists

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' MORE Award

  • Consumer Print Journalism: National Magazine category for "Boomeritis," in WebMD Magazine

Mr. Magazine's 30 Most Notable Launches

  • WebMD the Magazine named one of the year's most notable launches by Samir "Mr. Magazine" Husni, Ph.D.

Consumer Reports WebWatch

  • "Excellent" rating for credibility and reliability.

e-Healthcare Leadership Awards

  • A Platinum Medal for "Best Overall Site for Consumer General Health."

Consumer Directed Health Care Conference

  • Best Web Site for Consumer Health Information

TRUSTe and The Ponemon Institute

  • Named WebMD the #1 trusted company for privacy in the healthcare industry

2004

The World Wide Web Health Awards

  • A Silver Medal in the category of Patient Education Information for WebMD's Symptom Checker.
  • A Bronze Medal in the category of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention for "Talking to Your Teen."

e-Healthcare Leadership Awards

  • A Gold Medal for "Best Health Content."
  • A Silver Medal for "Best Overall Internet Site."

TRUSTe Award

  • Consumers and experts polled by TRUSTe, the leading Internet privacy watchdog, rank WebMD in the top 10 companies trusted for privacy and respected for its online privacy programs.

PC Magazine

  • PC Magazine names WebMD as one of the top 10 search, reference, and portal sites of the year.

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2003

The Society of Professional Journalists

The World Wide Web Health Awards

  • A Bronze Medal in the category of Media/Publishing for WebMD Health

The 2003 International Health and Medical Media Awards

2002

The Society of Professional Journalists

The 2002 International Health and Medical Media Awards

  • First Place in the category of Allergies & Asthma for "Breathe Free," an interactive education program.
  • Finalist in the category of Communications for the WebMD News Center's ongoing health and medical coverage.
  • Finalist in the category of Community Health for the WebMD special report "Anthrax: The Facts You Need."
  • Finalist in the category of Coping for the WebMD post-9/11 special report "A Path to Healing."

The Wall Street Journal awards WebMD Four Stars for "Anthrax: The Facts You Need."

The Health Improvement Institute gives WebMD its Aesculapius Award Of Excellence in Health Communications.

The Online Journalism Association/Columbia Graduate School of Journalism recognizes WebMD's news series "Jeff's Story," about surviving brain cancer, for excellence in enterprise journalism.

The Society of Professional Journalists gives WebMD two Green Eyeshade Awards:

  • Best Online Non-Deadline Reporting: "End of the Beginning: Human Genome Project Marches On," by Neil Osterweil
  • Best Online Deadline Reporting: "FDA Approval of RU-486," by Sean Martin

The American Medical Writers Association grants the Frances Larsen Award to WebMD for the news story "Stem Cells Ignite Scientific Inquiry," by Neil Osterweil.

The Arthritis Foundation awards WebMD two regional CECIL Awards:

  • For Breaking News on the FDA approval of Remicade
  • For News on a new treatment for children with rheumatoid arthritis

Yahoo! Internet Life votes WebMD one of the "50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites."

PC World votes WebMD "Best of the Web."

The New York Times Tech Columnist ranks WebMD "Favorite Health Site" in comments featured on the Martha Stewart Living television program.

The American Diabetes Association online cites WebMD for "impressive, hard-hitting analysis" of health issues.

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