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Stay Connected During Illness, Injury and Recovery with CarePages Staying in touch with loved ones and friends while also managing a healthcare challenge can be difficult. But staying connected is a crucial component to getting, and staying well— for both patients and caregivers. Good Samaritan Hospital understands these obstacles, and we’re prepared to help. You can stay connected with family, friends and colleagues before, during and after a healthcare challenge through a CarePages website. CarePages provides free, private websites that make it easy to: •Update family, friends and even colleagues all at once •Share photos •Collect supporting messages from loved ones and friends •Learn more about healthcare issues •Connect to others with similar concerns The websites are free and are personalized by patients or their loved ones so they can begin sharing their healing journey with others. To create a CarePages site, simply visit www.gshs.org and click on CarePages in the lower left corner. In just a few easy steps, you’re able to create your own website to use throughout your healthcare journey—and you can use this free service through Good Samaritan’s website no matter where that journey takes you.

In addition to a helpful messaging service, CarePages is a valuable resource for health research and inspiration. CarePages offers these great tools: •Stories of Inspiration: Take comfort from those who have walked in your shoes. Use incredible real-life stories to give you the inspiration and courage for moving forward. •Tips: What to say when someone gets sick. Five ways to be a better listener. How to overcome adversity. Use these everyday tips to live a more compassionate life. •Resource Center: In-depth information on medical conditions and caregiving, as well as support forums, blogs, and advice from doctors—all designed to help you and your loved ones manage during a serious illness. •Articles: Knowledge is power. Peruse feature articles to learn more about everything from how to find spiritual guidance to discussing issues unique to caregivers. CarePages also offers a CareCompliment feature that allows patients and their families to recognize hospital staff. For more information about CarePages, please visit the Good Samaritan Hospital website at www.gshs.org and click on the CarePages link on the bottom left side of the page.

When healthcare experience matters, believe in Good Samaritan Hospital.

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