Scientific evidence demonstrates that a strong, social support system has a major impact on health outcomes and is essential for adjustment to illness. Barnesville Hospital, recognizing the value of these research findings, uses technology to encourage social interactions with patients.
Thanks to modern medicine and outpatient procedures, patients stay in the hospital for shorter periods of time. Often a patient is discharged before a card could reach them through postal mail. With Barnesville Hospital’s “Send-A-Smile” program, online greeting cards can be sent to a patient quickly, from anywhere in the world. It’s as easy as selecting a picture and either choosing from a pre-written message or personalizing your card. Cards are printed and delivered daily, Monday through Friday. Requests sent late Friday or on weekends/holidays will be delivered the following business day.
To take advantage of the “Send-A-Smile” program, visit Barnesville Hospital’s website at Barnesville Hospital and click on the “Send-A-Smile” link.
Serving as a patient advocate, “Send-A-Smile” is part of the quality services which earned Barnesville Hospital recognition as a HealthStrong Award Winner. In the first comprehensive rating of Critical Access Hospitals, Barnesville Hospital was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics as one of the top one hundred Critical Access Hospitals in the nation. This tremendous honor is based on 56 performance indicators including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, and efficiency. For more information about Barnesville Hospital and its services, visit the hospital website at Barnesville Hospital, find us on Facebook at Barnesville Hospital Association, Inc. or call (740) 425-5158.