St. Vincent’s Medical Center Offers Digital Health Program Linking Families to Healthcare Services

March 23, 2017

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (March 23, 2017) – St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a ministry of Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S., announced the availability of a new digital health program to help engage families in their community and connect consumers to healthcare services offered by St. Vincent's and local providers, right on the mobile device. St. Vincent’s is partnering with Everyday Health, a leading health media company, and Wildflower Health, a mobile health software provider, to offer the program. Under the program, St. Vincent’s is sponsoring a mobile app that connects families directly with care from their smartphones, enabling them to find local doctors, schedule urgent care visits, and tap into virtual care.

 

“We launched this app with mothers in mind, because they often manage the health of the whole family,” said Dianne Auger, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at St. Vincent’s. “The Grow Family Health Organizer is a powerful tool on mom’s smartphone, making it easy to track health milestones for every family member through daily health tips, trackers, reminders and more, invite other family members and connect with local health services.” 

 

The Growth Family Health Organizer is a mobile application produced by Wildflower Health, a San Francisco-based developer of mobile health engagement solutions for healthcare systems, payors and employers. Everyday Health, the company behind the global parenting and pregnancy brand, What To Expect, is leveraging its market-leading consumer footprint to promote the application and services directly to consumers in the Bridgeport community.

 

“Young mothers use their smartphone to do everything, but often it’s hard to actually connect to healthcare right from your phone,” said Leah Sparks, Co-founder and CEO of Wildflower Health. “Wildflower’s applications help consumers do just that, connect to care when they need it on their mobile device.  By partnering with St. Vincent’s to increase access to care and information, we can help make healthcare more consumer-centered, ultimately leading to enhanced patient experiences and higher clinical quality.”

 

“Everyday Health is pleased to promote the Grow application directly to Bridgeport area families by reaching out to consumers through digital properties such as What To Expect, the number-one mobile application for pregnant women in the United States,” said Sachin Agrawal, Chief Commercial Officer of Everyday Health. “We’re pleased to work with St. Vincent’s to reach consumers where they already are, in the consumer market.”

 

About St. Vincent's Medical Center

Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent's Medical Center is a mission-driven organization committed to delivering personalized, compassionate care for all with special attention to persons living in poverty and those who are most vulnerable. St. Vincent's Medical Center is a member of Ascension, the largest nonprofit healthcare system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, and is at the forefront in patient safety and quality, with a focus on creating holistic, compassionate environments. St. Vincent's was awarded the Nursing Magnet® Recognition, the highest national award for nursing excellence. In 2013 St. Vincent's Medical Center was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, and has been recognized by both the Joint Commission and OSHA as a model of a highly reliable organization dedicated to patient safety. The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer awarded St. Vincent's an Outstanding Achievement Award with Accreditation in 2012, and it also has earned its designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer. For more information on programs and services, visit www.stvincents.org.

           

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