to the new bundle in her arms,
Katherine Heath watches her
1-day-old daughter Charlotte smack
her lips the way only newborns
who was born at 1:14 a.m. May 2
enjoys a nap next to a rose her
mother, Katherine, just received
from GetWellNetwork. Natalie
Carr, left, delivers the meal
and flowers to new mothers on
5E. Below, Carr dishes up the
plates that include double
chocolate brownies for dessert.
Heath gazes at
her, happy for the peaceful
"She was a
squirmer and a screamer last
night," she said, grinning. This
is her third child so she knows
what to do. She is grateful,
though, for the early Mother's Day
lunch and flowers brought to her.
It's a service of GetWellNetwork,
with whom MUSC partners to provide
interactive patient care.
client innovation specialist with
the network, said that the
outreach to new mothers is part of
the network's GetInvolved Now
program. "We just thought it would
be nice to provide flowers and
lunch to the new moms."
community service, fund raising
and charity work, GetInvolved Now
assists patients, families and
caregivers. Much of the group's
work centers around three primary
initiatives: pediatrics, leukemia
and lymphoma and high risk
A goal of
GetWellNetwork is to enable
patients, along with family
members, to be active participants
in their own care – all through
the comfort and convenience of the
television in the patient room.
This service is available in many
MUSC hospital rooms.
GetWellNetwork system transforms
the television in a patient room
into a fully interactive resource.
Through the television, you can
use the GetWellNetwork system to
do a variety of services from
watching educational videos to
seeing movies on demand.
R.N., said she likes the service
because patients can watch the
videos at their leisure and the
information is always consistent.
They provide videos on a wide
range of topics, including breast
Heath said she already has learned
through her other children much of
what she needs to do, but was glad
to know of the videos, that range
from topics on breast feeding to
always new stuff out there."