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Patient Web Pages Help Keep Friends and Family Connected

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UMGCC is an official sponsor of CaringBridge, an Internet service developed to help patients and their families stay connected with loved ones during medical treatment.

CaringBridge is a free, easy-to-use Internet service developed to keep friends and family informed during challenging or stressful times.

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Read One Family's Testimonial

In minutes, families can easily create a secure CaringBridge Web page. They can then sign-in at any time to post journal entries and photographs for their friends and family members. Visitors who are provided the Web site address and password can read updates and post their own messages of support, love, and encouragement for the family.

Read how one UMGCC patient has used his CaringBridge Web page during his extended hospital stay for leukemia treatment.

Here is how the free service works:

The personal site is private and only those with the site address may visit.

Father and two sons at computer

"CaringBridge is a remarkable resource for patients and their families during a challenging time," said Anne Williams, Manager, Patient Resource Center at UMMC. "Family members can easily update loved ones without having to field too many phone calls and questions during an stressful time in their lives. They find comfort and encouragement in the messages of support posted in their guest book."

CaringBridge is offered through the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center through a generous gift from Susan and Mark Kolman. For more information about how to create your own patient web page, visit CaringBridge or contact Anne Williams in the Patient Resource Center at 410-328-WELL (9355).

This page was last updated on: June 11, 2009.