PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Hasbro Children's Hospital officials say the new state-of-the-art GetWellNetwork program unveiled on Friday will improve patient experience for hospitalized children.
The GetWellNetwork program was made possible by a $1.5 million gift from Hasbro Inc. The program turns in-room televisions into interactive experiences for patients.
Hasbro Hospital is the first hospital in New England to get the new GetWellNetwork system.
The high tech program now installed in all inpatient rooms allows children to use a 22-inch touch screen television complete with interactive games, movies, patient education and surveys.
The hospital's CEO Timothy Babineau says the new program will help everyone stay more connected.
“When a child is sick or injured, providing a way to keep a parent connected to friends and relatives, distract a child who’s not feeling well, or easily inform staff about their patients’ needs can make a huge impact on that family’s experience,” said Timothy J. Babineau, M.D., president and chief executive officer..
“Hasbro, Inc. has brought even greater, family-centered care to our patients and we thank them for their vision to make us the first hospital in New England to offer this type of connection with our patients.”