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“eCard” Service Now Available for Patients at FirstHealth Hospitals

| Date Posted: 11/1/2012

PINEHURST – Do you have a friend who has just had a baby? Or a relative who is in the hospital following surgery?

If so, an online service offered by the three FirstHealth of the Carolinas hospitals now allows well-wishers to send a “Thinking of you” or “Congratulations on Your New Addition” message to a loved one or friend.

The new “eCard” service is available through the FirstHealth of the Carolinas website at www.firsthealth.org//lifestyle/send-a-card. All it involves is choosing a card and then submitting it along with a personalized message. The card is printed and then hand-delivered to the patient’s bedside.

Ten different greetings are available:

  • “Get Well Soon”
  • “Hope you’re feeling up to par”
  • “Wishing you a speedy recovery”
  • “You Are in Our Prayers”
  • “Thinking of You” (two styles featuring either a puppy or a kitten)
  • “Happy Birthday!”
  • “Congratulations on Your New Addition”
  • “It’s a Girl”
  • “It’s a Boy”

There is no charge, but there are certain conditions, which are outlined on the website. In addition, “eCards” are available only to inpatients at Moore Regional Hospital, Montgomery Memorial Hospital and Richmond Memorial Hospital. The service is not available to hospital employees or to patients who are in an emergency room, observation unit or outpatient center.

“eCard” requests received by 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday are delivered the same day. Cards received after 9:30 a.m. or on weekends and holidays are delivered the next business day.

For more information, call (800) 213-3284.

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