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Northeast Rehab Offers Free, Private Web Services to Patients

Northeast Rehab Offers Free, Private Web Services to Patients

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network has become a sponsor of CaringBridge™, a non-profit, private web service. Founded in 1997, CaringBridge now connects over 15 million people each year. This web service is free to patients and provides a way to stay connected with family and friends during a health crisis, treatment and recovery.

Patients and or a family member can create a personal CaringBridge web page quickly and easily and write journal entries to update other family members, friends or co-workers on an as-needed basis. Visitors to the web page can read the entries and send messages of support and encouragement in the guest book. CaringBridge, convenient and always available - day or night - can be used as long as needed.

CaringBridge does not sell banner ads or pop-ups that distract and clutter the site and the private database of users is never sold or rented for any reason. All content on a CaringBridge site is created and posted by a patient or family member therefore no HIPPA restrictions or regulations apply.

Setting up a personal site on CaringBridge requires only basic computer skills and can be updated as frequently as needed, by the patient and/or family member. CaringBridge offers a menu of privacy settings, including password protection for both author and visitors.

"We are pleased to be able to provide our patients with this service so they can stay connected to their family, friends, and co-workers while they are hospitalized at Northeast Rehab." said John Prochilo, CEO and Administrator. "It's a great comfort during their stay at the Rehab Hospital."

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