Published on September 26, 2016

Altru Advanced Orthopedics Achieves Interactive Media Awards Highest Honor

Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru Advanced Orthopedics’ website – – recently achieved Best in Class, which is the highest honor from Interactive Media Awards. Of the 142 entries submitted in the ‘Healthcare’ category, Altru Advanced Orthopedics was one of only 12 sites to achieve Best in Class. orthoTo achieve recognition, sites must successfully pass a comprehensive points-based judging system allowing a maximum of 500 points.  Websites receiving an overall score between 480 and 500 receive Best in Class.  Altru Advanced Orthopedics received a total score of 490. 

Sites are scored across the following five criteria from 0 – 100:

  • Design: 97
  • Content: 99
  • Feature Functionality: 100
  • Usability: 97
  • Standards Compliance: 97

Altru Advanced Orthopedics’ website was established in August 2015 to help patients navigate through a wide variety of options based on their unique needs.  The site was designed to be responsive on any device – desktop, tablet or mobile – with the purpose of being fully accessible to quickly aid patients in making well-informed decisions about receiving orthopedics or sports medicine care. 

The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. The program is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $524 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.