SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

February 22, 2010 09:03 ET

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Selects GetWellNetwork to Provide Hospital-Wide Interactive Patient Care Platform

New Children's Hospital to Implement GetWellNetwork for Improved Patient Engagement and Satisfaction

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) -  GetWellNetwork, Inc., the leader in interactive patient care, today welcomed Childrens Hospital Los Angeles to its growing roster of pediatric hospitals. Childrens Hospital will deploy GetWellNetwork's innovative GetWell Town™ pediatric solution for patient entertainment, education and clinical engagement in their new 317-bed facility scheduled to open in spring 2011.

Designed for kids and teens, GetWell Town allows clinicians and hospital staff to more actively engage pediatric patients and their families in the care process via the bedside television. Using personalized health education from KidsHealth® and interactive care plans exclusive to GetWellNetwork, GetWell Town goes beyond patient entertainment to create a care environment that empowers patients and their families.

"The key factors that drove our selection of GetWellNetwork were its specialized pediatric focus and leadership in clinical integration," said Mary Dee Hacker, vice president and Chief Nursing Officer for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. "The new hospital will serve as a healing environment for our pediatric patients and GetWellNetwork will help them engage more fully in their health care process while simultaneously enabling us to more efficiently meet their clinical needs."

GetWell Town also provides patients with a variety of amenities, including Hollywood movies, games, superior Internet surfing and instant messaging. Parents are also given the option to exercise control of the entertainment content based on their preferences. In addition, GetWell Town supports multiple languages, including Spanish.

"Pediatric hospitals are special places, and we've spent considerable time gathering feedback from patients, families and hospital staff to ensure that GetWell Town delivers a unique experience for young patients," said Shannon O'Neil, MSW, Director of Pediatrics, GetWellNetwork. "Whether it's information specific to a condition, procedure or medication, we want to ensure that patients get the right information at the right moment in their care."

Childrens Hospital, a Magnet® hospital, is one of the top pediatric facilities in the nation as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Childrens Hospital is also a DAISY Foundation hospital partner. 

About GetWell Town
GetWell Town was developed in collaboration with GetWellNetwork's National Children's Hospital Task Force, comprised of 15 pediatric facilities across the U.S., as well as direct input from pediatric patients and their families. GetWell Town is designed to complement the kid-friendly spaces that children's hospitals have worked hard to create and features exclusive content in partnership with KidsHealth®, part of The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media.

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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