Hospital partners with organization providing free patient websites
[October 19 2010] -
If you or a loved one has ever had to deal with a major health concern, you know how challenging communicating with family and friends can be. Multiple phone calls and e-mails take time and energy you might not have during this difficult time.
To make that communication easier for patients, The Hospital of Central Connecticut recently partnered with CaringBridge, a free, online service that connects patients to their loved ones and friends during a significant health challenge.
CaringBridge allows a patient, family member or close friend to create a free, personal, private website to share information about their (or their loved one’s) health journey with their network of family and friends, and receive messages of love and support.
CaringBridge websites are private and secure; to view a patient’s site, a user must go to the main CaringBridge site and know the patient’s specific and unique site name. This helps restrict access to family and friends who have been given that name. Site authors can choose to add additional layers of privacy and security.
Creating a CaringBridge website is easy – users can log onto the CaringBridge website and follow the simple steps (available in English and Spanish).
For more information about CaringBridge, visit www.thocc.org or www.caringbridge.org .