5/30/2007 – The Josie King Foundation, a component fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation, is proud to announce an important new resource for patients and their families, the Care Journal.

The Care Journal is a guided 30-day journal that patients and their families can use to manage the health care they receive- whether in a hospital or after discharge. Each day, a patient or their caregiver writes down information pertaining to the patient’s care. Prompts include:

  • Names of medical staff on duty
  • Medication doses and side effects
  • Planned procedures

“I am so excited about the Care Journal. We’re getting a tangible tool into the hands of patients around the country. We’re encouraging hospitals to give them as gifts to their patients, so that the relationship between patient and caregiver begins on a positive note. This directly speaks to our mission of working together to improve the culture of patient safety,” said Sorrel King, Foundation Co-Founder.

The Care Journals are in the final printing stage, and will be ready for shipment in four weeks. The Josie King Foundation is looking to partner with hospitals to offer Care Journals to a wide population of patients. Care Journals will also be available to the general public on the Josie King Foundation website, www.josieking.org.

For more information about this press release, please contact Sorrel King at 410-332-4172 x 172 or via email at sking@josieking.org.