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New mobile website for Children's of Alabama

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Patients and families at Children's of Alabama will now be able to access the hospital's website more easily.  A new mobile website is launching.  Hospital representatives say Children's built the website in order to make it easier to access the essential information for patients and their families. The site includes maps and directions, patient pre-registration, important numbers of contact, as well as health information and news.

The new mobile site is designed for visitors using smart phones and tablets.  Children's opened their expansion, Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, fully covered in wireless internet ("wi-fi") and with web access for families in each of its private rooms, as well as in its new Business Center. 

"Use of mobile devices to access childrensal.org continues to increase," said Garland Stansell, Children's Chief Communication Officer. "We want our visitors to have the best possible experience when using the Children's website on smaller screens, whether they are searching for information about our caregivers and services or just finding directions for an appointment."
Children's mobile site will automatically be displayed to anyone visiting childrensal.org on a mobile device. The site features a basic design and is focused on reliability and download speed. 

"As the use of mobile technology increases, we feel it is important to provide our patients and families information about Children's that they can immediately access via their smart phones and tablet devices," said Andre Green, Children's Web Designer and Developer. "Offering this site is in keeping with our mission to provide the best care for our patients and their families and is a necessary addition to our resources and other offerings." 

Green said Children's site is designed to provide a better reading experience with a focus on simplicity.  The mobile site is designed for smaller devices, but users can still make use of it on any size device.

 

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