Other sites that capture some of what we are looking for include. medhelp.org (graphics in the top site nav bar)
Some sort of doctor/nurse picture or feel without being starchy or too dry. Bright colors, blues, sky look.
This site is for hospitals who want to improve their image and patient satisfaction scores. Somewhere they can look to a better future, feel impressed by the site and know we are on top of the technology world.....and confident we can help them get there.
Once the contest is won and the prize is distributed, we would like the winning designer to complete the remaining pages with a similar look and feel (same theme through-out).
Finally, the contest winner need not code the site. However, once the prize is awarded, we'd like to offer to thedesigner the opportunity to code the site (for additional $$$, ofcourse) with HTML, CSS, etc.