SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

November 15, 2010 09:30 ET

Catholic Healthcare West Hospital Selects GetWellNetwork Interactive Patient Care Solution

Chandler Regional Medical Center Implements Digital Platform for Personalized Patient Care and Education Programs

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - GetWellNetwork, Inc. announced today that Chandler Regional Medical Center, a member of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) -- the eighth largest hospital system in the nation, is implementing the GetWellNetwork interactive patient care solution. The 225-bed hospital will gain a fully integrated and digital system for delivering personalized patient education to help improve patient experience, outcomes and communication with clinicians.

A key factor in Chandler Regional's selection of the GetWellNetwork solution is the company's proven success with the integration of MEDITECH 6.0. GetWellNetwork's integration with MEDITECH 6.0 facilitates a seamless, two-way flow of patient information to provide consistent and efficient documentation of patient medical information. This integration helps patients by automatically providing them with education that's tailored to their diagnosis and prescribed medications. The GetWellNetwork system will prompt patients to answer questions about their course of treatment to gauge comprehension and will update patients' records accordingly.

"With GetWellNetwork, we can provide our patients and their families with the right information in the right way, leading to more informed patient care," said Troy Garland, senior director of Nursing for Chandler Regional Medical Center. "We're also excited to have a patient care tool that not only improves nursing workflows for efficient delivery of care, but also supports the Joint Commission's Core Measures that enable us to raise patient safety, satisfaction and family engagement."

In addition to patient rooms, Chandler Regional will explore opportunities to install GetWellNetwork in other areas of the medical center where patients can benefit from the wide variety of health and entertainment features. Movies, games, and Internet access are just some of the amenities that come with the GetWellNetwork system.

Chandler Regional will also leverage the Spanish language feature, which enables patients to toggle between English and Spanish with ease, depending on their language preference. The dual language option ensures that Spanish speakers have access to critical health and hospital information that can improve their care experience as well as clinical outcomes.

"We are excited to be the hub for Chandler Regional's family-centered patient care initiative. We are impressed by the hospital's deep commitment to providing a compassionate and holistic care experience for patients throughout their health care journey," said Michael O'Neil, CEO and founder of GetWellNetwork, Inc. "Through our continuing work with CHW, we look forward to offering a health care experience that is second to none in Chandler, Arizona."

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.

About Chandler Regional Medical Center
Chandler Regional Medical Center is a 225-bed, acute-care, non-for-profit provider of emergency care, maternal child services, cardiovascular services, wound healing, cancer treatment, diabetes treatment, and diagnostic services. It is located at 475 S. Dobson Road (corner of Dobson Road and Frye Road) in Chandler. For more information, please visit www.ChandlerRegional.org or call 480.728.3000. Chandler Regional Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). For employment opportunities, please visit www.chwcareers.org/arizona. For information on physician referrals or community classes and support groups, please contact ResourceLink toll-free at 1.877.728.5414.

About Catholic Healthcare West
Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2010, CHW provided more than $1.3 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.

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