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NorthBay’s Web Site Has New Look

After a year in the works, www.northbay.org has a new look and new features that offer visitors more interactivity.

Northbay's new websiteWhether you want to send a message of support for a patient, watch a video on medical procedures or read about the latest construction and development news, you’ll find it all on NorthBay’s new site.

Visitors will be able to find a doctor and check out their background, look for a job, research cardiac surgery, search the health library, make a donation to NorthBay Healthcare Foundation, learn about our hospice and bereavement services and much, much more.

Content upgrades include videos on healthcare procedures in both English and Spanish, slideshows and videos from community events and photo galleries.

Send Caring E-mail Messages to Patients

Care PagesWant to send a friend or loved one a message of support during their stay in one of NorthBay Healthcare’s hospitals? Now it’s possible through CarePages.com.

Just visit www.northbay.org, and click on CarePages. It’s free, but you’ll need to sign up and create a user name and password.

Patients will be encouraged to create their own personal Web site—a free, private, personalized Web page where they can send and receive messages.

Wellspring, Too, Will Get a Web Facelift This Fall

Not only will NorthBay.org feature a new look this fall on the Internet, but Wellspring will also have a new and improved presence.

Starting with this issue, readers will be able to find all articles and photos in an easier-to-read, searchable database.

Past issues of Wellspring have been converted into “PDF” files, which allowed the reader to view the magazine exactly as it was printed. While that option is still going to be made available, the new format promises to be easier to read online and send e-mail copies of articles to family and friends.

“The online Wellspring will be just as colorful and compelling as the print version,” explained Diane Barney, director of Public Relations for NorthBay Healthcare. “But the advantage of the online version is that we will be able to add content, such as video and slideshows, and easy-to-use hyperlinks to related material.”

In addition, readers will be able to comment on stories in the Inter-net format.

“We’ll be looking for more ways to make Wellspring interactive with the community in the future,” said Barney. “Its presence will be constantly evolving.”

Swinging Good Time with the Guild

GolferAmid scores of showgirls and black jack dealers, togas and sombreros, hoops and hoopla, the 26th Annual NorthBay Guild Golf & Tennis Classic pulled in $43,000 in July to benefit NorthBay Healthcare programs.

More than 175 golf and tennis players put their skills to the test July 13 at the Green Valley Country Club.

Jane Schilling, NorthBay’s director of Volunteer Services, said funds raised by the Guild will benefit several NorthBay Healthcare programs, such as the Alzheimer’s Day Center, the hospital pharmacy, teen nurse camp, and continued education and support of the nursing simulation lab.

“It was a great day and a lot of fun for a great cause,” said Schilling. “We’ve probably raised over a million dollars in the last 26 years, and we’ve been able to put that back into programs and services that our hospitals offer.”

Guild volunteers and NorthBay employees kept life interesting on the links with a number of themed holes and various competitions, including putting and hole-in-one contests.

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