CarolinaEast Health System Partners with CaringBridge to Enhance Patient and Family Centered Care

CarolinaEast Health System announces a partnership with CaringBridge, a nonprofit providing free websites that connect families and friends during a significant health challenge. A CaringBridge website gives patients and caregivers a place to provide health updates, post photos and receive messages of hope and encouragement in a guestbook.                
    “By establishing this partnership, CarolinaEast hopes not only to bring awareness of this valuable tool to our patients and their families, but also to further our mission of delivering compassionate, quality care. Partnering with CaringBridge adds an important benefit to our patient and family support system,” said Megan McGarvey, Director of Public Relations. “We strive to provide the best resources and information for patients and their families, and CaringBridge fits perfectly with that mission.”
   Since the founding of CaringBridge in 1997, more than 254,000 CaringBridge sites have been created which generate over half-a-million visits each day. The CaringBridge community includes authors, visitors and donors in all 50 states and more than 225 countries and territories. The free service is funded by individual donations and hospital and collaborative partnerships.
   “Patients and their families greatly benefit from the ease of communication that CaringBridge provides,” said Sona Mehring, founder and CEO, CaringBridge. “Instead of spending time making phone calls and sending e-mails to keep everyone updated, their energy can be focused on caring for the patient.”
   For more information, please visit www.caringbridge.org/carolinaeasthealth or www.carolinaeasthealth.com/patients.
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