Eagan, Minn. (May. 12, 2010) —
CaringBridge, a nonprofit that provides free websites for people facing a serious health event, today announced a new website designed specifically for healthcare professionals called RecommendCaringBridge.org. The new website was created to help healthcare professionals improve patient experience by keeping them connected to their supportive family and friends.
"The website is a hub for healthcare professionals who want to be involved in the Recommend CaringBridge program," said Sami Pelton, partnership director for CaringBridge. "We want to deepen our relationship with professionals such as nurses, child life specialists, social workers and chaplains, who work with patients and families each day who could benefit from using CaringBridge."
Since its inception in 1997, more than 200,000 families have created a CaringBridge website. Through CaringBridge, families can easily update those who care with one accurate message. Family and friends offer support by visiting the site to read journal entries, view photos and leave messages of love and support.
RecommendCaringBridge.org includes educational information about how CaringBridge helps patients communicate and receive support when they need it most. It also includes downloadable materials such as brochures and flyers as well as signs to look for in a patient who could benefit from creating a personal CaringBridge website.
"CaringBridge is a great tool for healthcare professionals to recommend when they see that a patient is isolated or needs support from family and friends," said Pelton. "This program is designed to make it as easy as possible for these professionals to recommend CaringBridge and ultimately improve their patient's quality of life."
Recommend CaringBridge is open to all healthcare professionals. For more information visit www.RecommendCaringBridge.org.
CaringBridge is a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. Its mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. For more information, visit www.CaringBridge.org.