Year Launched: 1998
Reputation Impact Rating: Medium
SEO Benefit:  Yes
Advertising Options: Yes
Claim Listing: Yes

Healthgrades.com focuses on providing it’s searchers with quality and safety ratings of health related items such as doctors, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, etc. Healthgrades has a mission to help consumers find the right doctor and the right hospital, for the right care.

 As described on Wikipedia
Healthgrades Inc. is a U.S. company that develops and markets quality and safety ratings of health care providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, physicians anddentists. Quality ratings are devised from publicly available patient safety data and analyzed with proprietary technology developed by Healthgrades.[1] In addition to these ratings, Healthgrades offers consulting services to health care providers to improve safety and enhance marketing and public relations.

About Healthgrades (From Site Owner)
Nearly one million people a day rely upon Healthgrades.com to research, compare and connect with physicians and other healthcare professionals.

We provide consumers with the information they need to make more informed decisions, including information about the provider’s experience, patient satisfaction and hospital quality.

Physicians and healthcare professionals rely upon Healthgrades, as well, to accurately represent their practice online, make them more relevant and discoverable, and connect them with consumers.

From our headquarters in Denver and offices in Atlanta, Madison, WI and New York City, we are dedicated to delivering solutions that bring a new level of transparency to healthcare.

From Alexa
Audience snapshot. Based on internet averages, healthgrades.com is visited more frequently by females who have some college education and are searching from their place of work.

History as found on Wikipedia
The for-profit company, based in Denver, Colorado, was founded in 1998 by Kerry Hicks, (who served as president and CEO of the predecessor Specialty Care Network from 1995 to 1999), Peter Fatianow, Sarah Loughran, and Pat Jaeckle. Healthgrades grew steadily and in 2008, the company purchased Alijor, an internet company that gave health care providers the ability to display information about their business, including location(s), hours, insurance acceptance and credentials.[3] Consumers could search the Ailjor site to find a health care provider that met their needs.[4] Hicks grew Healthgrades into one of Colorado’s largest public companies[5] (formerly NASDAQ: HGRD)[6] until Vestar Capital Partners acquired the company in 2010[7] and took the company private.[8] In November 2011, Healthgrades merged with CPM Marketing, a Madison, Wisconsin–based company that provides customer relationshipmanagement solutions to hospitals. After the merger, CPM Marketing became CPM Healthgrades, a division of Healthgrades.