Washington Health System is pleased to introduce you to CaringBridge, a nonprofit organization offering free, personal and private websites that help connect friends and family during important health related life events. Using CaringBridge to share information about your loved one through your individually created website can spare you the time spent on the telephone or individual e-mail messages with family and friends, and let you concentrate on the needs of your loved one. CaringBridge connects a patient’s entire community, creating a network of support for everyone involved. It empowers love, compassion and healing by building a therapeutic connection that reduces isolation, relieves stress and improves quality of life.

Your CaringBridge site is private, safe and unique. In a few minutes, a secure, personalized web page can be created. Family members can easily provide updated information by writing journal entries and displaying photos for their CaringBridge community. (Note: if photos are taken to post to the CaringBridge website, they must not include other patients, medical or staff members.) Available 24 hours a day, visitors to the web page can send messages of support and encouragement in the guestbook. Visitors who are provided the unique web page address and optional password can read the journal and send their own messages of support and encouragement for patient and family.

How to Get Started with CaringBridge

Note: We would love to hear from you how CaringBridge was helpful to you and your family. Please send your comments to Stacey Rush – srush@whs.org .

Disclaimer: Washington Health System does not provide any information to Caring Bridge for Caring Bridge web pages and therefore assumes no responsibility or liability for any information contained therein.  Information is provided solely by patients and their family members. Please note that the Health System does not maintain or service the Caring Bridge website. Any problems related to creating or using web pages must be directed to Caring Bridge at www.caringbridge.org.