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Interactive Patient Care System Enhances Patient Experience at Leading Children’s Hospitals; Latest Trends in Children’s Hospitals and Healthcare Focus of National Meeting


BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 10 -- Four of the nation’s foremost children’s hospitals are realizing an improved patient experience through a partnership with GetWellNetwork, the leading provider of interactive patient care solutions that is helping to revolutionize the patient care delivery system. Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children (Virginia), the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital (Illinois), the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian (New York), and Baptist Health Wolfson Children’s Hospital (Florida), are utilizing the GetWellNetwork PatientLife:)System(tm) to improve the patient experience during a hospital stay.

According to Matthew Lloyd, director of Operations of University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, “We are excited to be the first children’s hospital in the mid-west to utilize portions of the GetWellNetwork system. Combining the latest technology, software and child-friendly applications, the GetWellNetwork system has already made an impact on the hospital in only seven months. By bridging gaps between existing technologies within the hospital, GetWellNetwork brings a new type of functionality relating to education and entertainment. Comer Children’s Hospital feels that we are utilizing the GetWellNetwork system in ways that keeps us at the forefront of kids’ medicine.”

GetWellNetwork’s integrated tools focus on enhancing patient life while in the hospital, increasing communication within care teams and informing patients about their condition during their hospital stay. The in-room television monitor serves as a delivery system for information, education, and entertainment, which is a winner with children and young adults much like the technologies they use at home, in school and with their peers.

According to GetWellNetwork founder and CEO Michael O’Neil, “Doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators have always been dedicated to providing the very best care to their patients. With rising costs, staffing shortages, growing regulatory and administrative burdens, these caregivers are faced with enormous challenges. It is especially gratifying to provide them with some new tools to help get these very special pediatric patients well and keep them well.”

GetWellNetwork will be demonstrating its industry leading system at the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions’ (NACHRI) flagship meeting October 9-12 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, Indian Wells, California. The conference will focus on the latest issues and trends in children’s hospitals and children’s healthcare. With 192 members in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Italy, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, NACHRI promotes the health and well-being of all children and their families through support of children’s hospitals and health systems that are committed to excellence in providing health care to children.

About GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork(r) is the leading provider of interactive patient care solutions. In partnership with more than 30 thought leading hospitals and healthcare systems, the company is focused on transforming the care process into a patient-centric environment that drives an optimal quality care experience. This is accomplished through the deployment of the GetWellNetwork patient care platform that turns in-room television monitors into an interactive experience that informs, educates, and entertains. More importantly, the platform enables hospitals to achieve their vision of delivering true patient-centered care -- putting powerful, integrated services at the fingertips of patients, caregivers and hospital administrators. GetWellNetwork headquarters are in Bethesda, Md. For more information, call Nancy Rose Senich at 703-442-0080 or Or, visit



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