Patient Family & Community Engagement | Quality & Clinical Excellence | Patient and Care Partners

Lonely No More: Bedside Visit Programs

Erica Luciano, Program Manager, Volunteer Services, UChicago Medicine
Kathleen McIntire, CAVS | Director, Volunteer Services | Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Being in a hospital can be frightening, painful, and oftentimes overwhelming for patients. But those without family members or friends to visit them may face the extra burden of loneliness. Loneliness has consequences that may be detrimental to a patient’s emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being which can negatively impact recovery time. Join this webinar to learn how two organizations, UChicago Medicine and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, have utilized bedside visit programs to improve the patient experience.