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CRMC Launches Free Communication Tool to Share Health Updates

Family member looks over CaringBridge brochure to learn about creating a website for loved one.

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is launching CaringBridge, a free, online tool for patients and their family members to share health updates with friends and family members all in one place.

“This tool is for making the health journey easier for families while their loved one is in the hospital or walking through a healthcare journey like cancer, having a baby, stroke, or other diseases/conditions. You can type in updates and let everyone know at one time the latest news. This helps the family member who is trying to manage multiple text threads or phone chains. It is also secure and private so you can communicate without worry,” said Craig Norris, CRMC director of patient experience.

There are many features to CaringBridge like a journal to take notes, photos or videos during your stay, a personal page for setting up fundraiser and meal trains, a planner to make requests for errands, daily tasks, and to-dos, and the ability to additional co-authors to help manage the page.

This really is a one-stop-shop to maintaining and communicating while you or a loved one is in the hospital or walking through a healthcare journey.  No one should have to walk through a journey alone and it can become overwhelming trying to keep up with communicating and documenting all the information. CRMC wants to provide any additional way to make it easier on the patient and their family, so we are excited to launch CaringBridge to our community,” said Norris.

Step 1: To get started, visit or download the CaringBridge mobile app to sign up and create a website with a valid email address.

Step 2: Once the email address is registered, begin personalizing the site.

Step 3: Choose privacy settings.

Step 4: Start posting updates and letting people know what is happening.

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