SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

February 01, 2011 09:00 ET

Florida Hospital Celebration Health Chooses GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork Helps Engage Patients and Improve Patient Safety

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - GetWellNetwork, Inc., today announced that Florida Hospital Celebration Health, part of the Adventist Health System, selected the GetWellNetwork interactive patient care solution to equip all of its inpatient rooms with a digital platform that engages patients and their families throughout the continuum of care. A state-of-the-art hospital in the Disney-planned community of Celebration, Florida, Celebration Health is one of six hospitals operated by Florida Hospital, the largest health system serving Central Florida. In particular, Celebration Health chose GetWellNetwork to support its major initiative in improving and advocating for improved patient safety in America.

"We are extremely impressed with GetWellNetwork's focus on empowering patients and its unique approach to educating patients and families about their health, diagnosis, treatment and recovery regimen," said Dr. Monica Reed, Administrator and CEO of Florida Hospital Celebration Health. "We see GetWellNetwork as a true partner who will work alongside us to deliver world-class health care."

Celebration Health delivers highly efficient, patient-focused care; it centers on caring for the whole patient -- mind, body, and spirit -- which complements GetWellNetwork's comprehensive approach to engaging patients and their families in the care process. For instance, the hospital will leverage GetWellNetwork's comprehensive set of patient education tools including videos of surgical procedures, medication teaching, as well as general health education to encourage better health habits and affect better clinical outcomes.

GetWellNetwork will also provide patients and families with direct access to key services such as housekeeping, dietary, pastoral care and more. It will streamline and automate popular service requests and bring efficiencies that help off-load administrative tasks from the nursing staff. At the same time, giving patients the freedom to execute these requests from the bedside, at their convenience, raises the overall patient experience and gives them a level of control to make their room conditions as comfortable as possible.

"We're honored to be working with Dr. Reed and her team at Celebration Health. Celebration has a track record of innovation and unwavering commitment to putting patients at the center of the care process. At Celebration Health, GetWellNetwork will serve as the digital platform to guide the patient journey throughout the continuum of care and encourage a high level of patient involvement and activation," said Michael O'Neil, CEO and founder of GetWellNetwork, Inc. "As we bring the benefits of interactive patient care to patients, families and care staff, GetWellNetwork will help Celebration Health implement a more personalized and efficient clinical care process that is consistent with their vision of providing not only physical healing, but respite for patients' mind and spirit."

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. The company was also recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the new Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. More information about GetWellNetwork can be found at www.GetWellNetwork.com.

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