CaringBridge

Ochsner is a proud sponsor of CaringBridge, a charitable nonprofit organization providing free Web sites that connect families and friends when someone is facing a serious health event, care and recovery. A CaringBridge Web site saves time and energy by centralizing communication and easing the burden of updating everyone during a health event.

CaringBridge can be used during all types of serious health events. Each Web site is unique - authors select their Web site design and add health updates and photos to share their story. Visitors leave messages of love and support in the guestbook.

CaringBridge connects a patient's entire community, creating a network of support for everyone involved. It empowers love, compassion and healing by building a therapeutic connection that reduces isolation, relieves stress and improves quality of life.

Founded in 1997, CaringBridge's mission is to bring together a global community of care powered by the love of family and friends in an easy, accessible and private way.

For more information or to create your own CaringBridge Web site, visit http://www.caringbridge.org/ochsner.