Saint Thomas Offers New Way to Connect with Loved Ones in Hospital

Jul 07, 2020 at 11:34 am by WGNS


As hospitals around the globe fight to keep communities safe by tightening visitation policies, many patients have been unable to see their loved ones' faces for weeks or even months. Ascension Saint Thomas is hoping to help families and friends stay connected with this week's launch of a creative new program called "Pictures for Patients."

If someone dear to you is a patient at Saint Thomas Rutherford or any Ascension Saint Thomas hospital, you can now brighten their stay with free photo delivery. Simply email the patient's full name and a photo of your face, a favorite place, or a beloved pet to Picsforpatients@ascension.org. Our Patient Experience team will print and hand-deliver the photo to your loved one so that it can be displayed in their hospital room. 

Pictures for Patients was inspired by a similar program that recently launched at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, Massachusetts.