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Helping patients keep in touch with loved ones

[October 28 2010] - For patients dealing with significant health concerns, communicating with friends and loved ones can be challenging. That’s why The Hospital of Central Connecticut has partnered with CaringBridge, a free, online service that allows patients (or family members or close friends) to create free, personal, private websites to share information about a patient’s health journey and receive messages of love and support.

Creating a CaringBridge website is easy – users can log onto the CaringBridge website and follow the simple steps (available in English and Spanish). 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.

For more information about CaringBridge, visit www.thocc.org or www.caringbridge.org .