SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

June 24, 2010 09:30 ET

Franklin Woods Community Hospital Selects GetWellNetwork to Provide Interactive Patient Care Solution in New Hospital

First "Green" Hospital in Tennessee Will Use GetWellNetwork System to Engage Patients in the Health Recovery Process

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) -  GetWellNetwork, Inc., the leader in interactive patient care solutions, today announced it has been selected by Franklin Woods Community Hospital to provide patients with its bedside interactive learning tool. GetWellNetwork will enable real-time information from patients to their caregivers and will be used by nursing to prescribe patients with education content based on patients' health diagnosis. The GetWellNetwork system will also record patients' education completion or progress automatically into the hospital's Siemens Soarian® electronic medical record system to create a more efficient workflow.

"We're very excited to offer the GetWellNetwork interactive patient care system in our new hospital," said David Nicely, CEO of Franklin Woods Community Hospital. "Our goal is to provide exceptional care and empower patients to get involved in the health care process, which we believe will make a lasting impact in our patients' health. GetWellNetwork helps us engage patients from the moment they enter their rooms until the moment they are discharged."

Franklin Woods Community Hospital will focus initially on using the bedside solution for patient education, service recovery, and patient satisfaction initiatives. Each patient room will be equipped with a flat screen TV and the GetWellNetwork system, which patients can also use to surf the Web, watch recent Hollywood movies, stay connected to friends on Facebook, or listen to Pandora radio.

"The leaders at Mountain States Health Alliance and Franklin Woods Community Hospital have created a unique and innovative care environment with the new facility to serve the people in the Tri-Cities area," said Michael O'Neil, CEO of GetWellNetwork, Inc. "We're honored to help them set a new standard for patient-centered care in the region and across the U.S."

The new Franklin Woods Community Hospital will officially open on July 12th. It is being built as an environmentally-friendly facility inside Johnson City's Med Tech Park and is part of the Mountain State Health Alliance, which operates 14 hospitals and is the largest regional healthcare system. More about the hospital can be found at http://www.msha.com/Fwch.cfm?id=998

About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork, Inc. uses the bedside TV to entertain, educate and empower hospital patients and caregivers to be more actively engaged in their care. This patient-centered approach improves both satisfaction and outcomes for patients and hospitals. GetWellNetwork is the leader in interactive patient care solutions and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. More information about GetWellNetwork can be found at www.GetWellNetwork.com.

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