Care Journals

Newly redesigned Care Journal

You spoke and we listened! We have redesigned the 30 day Care Journal so that hospitals and healthcare institutions can make it theirs by placing their logo/branding/messaging front and center on the cover of the Care Journal. This is about YOUR message to YOUR patients. The Josie King Foundation is here to help you make that message more meaningful.

View more hospital-branded labels

Hospitals and healthcare institutions can place their logo/message on the front cover or can choose not to. The 30 day Care Journal remains the same – beautiful and tasteful, with or without the hospital branded label.

The movement toward an even better patient experience is catching fire at health systems across the country. Providing tools like the Care Journal is one way patients and their families can keep thoughts, questions, and goals for care in one place, and refer to them easily. For information on how to order Care Journals for your organization or a family member contact:

Care Journals – the why?

Remembering back to her first days at Johns Hopkins, Sorrel knew there was a need to create a tool to allow patients and their loved ones to record important details of the hospitalization. The 30 day Care Journals grew out of this experience and were launched in 2007.

A few years later, JKF realized that there was a need for a journal for patients and families who were in the hospital for a shorter length of stay and so we created the Care Journal mini.

The mini covers seven (7) days of hospitalization and is smaller – the perfect size to tuck into your pocket.

Both Care Journals can be customized with hospital logo/branding/messaging which can be placed on the front cover of the 30 day Care Journal and the back cover of the Care Journal mini.

Hundreds of hospitals and healthcare institutions have partnered with the Josie King Foundation by implementing the Care Journal program at their institution.

Don’t forget to check out the FREE iPhone Patient Journal App which is available for free download on the Apple App Store.

In July 2013, The Journal of Nursing Care Quality published an article called: Implementation of the Josie King Care Journal in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project written by a team of medical specialists.

“The Care Journal is a tool developed by the Josie King Foundation to promote interactive exchange among providers and patients/families. The Care Journal was implemented in a pediatric intensive care unit, and surveys were administered to assess perceptions about use.” Read the full JNCQ article

Care Journal Labels

We encourage your organization to personalize the Care Journal with a label that can be affixed to the back cover. Please contact us for information about pricing and printing specifications.

Care Journal Partners

The Josie King Foundation’s Care Journal Partners are hospitals that have implemented the Care Journal Program at their institution. We wish to thank the following hospitals and medical offices for incorporating the Care Journal into their plans for patient care:

Thank you to our newest partners

Sheltering Arms Hospital – Richmond, VA
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital – Columbus, OH
St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation & St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation -Tampa, FL
Alleghany Memorial Hospital – Sparta, NC
Allegiance Health – Lansing, MI
ALTRU Health Systems– Grand Forks, ND
Anne Arundel Medical Center – Annapolis, MD
Anonymous Individual Partner – AZ
Banner Health – Phoenix, AZ
Baylor Health Care System – TX
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina – NC
Carolinas Medical Center – NC
Children’s Craniofacial Association – TX
Culpeper Regional Hospital – VA
Delmarva Foundation – Columbia, MD
Desert Springs Hospital – Las Vegas, NV
Doctors Hospital of Manteca – Manteca, CA
Duke University Medical Center – Durham, NC
Elmhurst Hospital Center – Elmhurst, NY
Forest Hills Hospital– Forest Hills, NY
Gilchrist Hospice Care – Hunt Valley, MD
Good Samaritan Hospital – OH
Greenville Hospital System – Greenville, SC
The Johns Hopkins Hospital – Baltimore, MD
The Women’s Board Gift Shop at the Johns Hopkins Hospital – Baltimore, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery – New York, NY
Hospital of Saint Raphael – New Haven, CT
MeritCare Critical Care Services – Fargo, ND
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare – Memphis, TN
National Naval Medical Center – Bethesda, MD
Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children – Wilmington, DE
New York Health and Hospitals Corporation – New York, NY
Orange Regional Medical Center – Middletown, NY
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center – Hershey, PA
Providence Hospital – Washington, DC
Ronald McDonald House of Maryland – Baltimore, MD
Offices of Dr. Steve Schwalbe – Fort Lee, NJ
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital – Rockville, MD
Sibley Memorial – Washington, DC
Offices of Dr. Carol Shapiro – Woodbridge, VA
St. Vincent Carmel Hospital – Carmel, IN
Sycamore Shoals Hospital – Elizabethton, TN
Texas Children’s Hospital – Houston, TX
Texoma Medical Center – Denise, TX
Tomball Regional Hospital – Tomball, TX
University of Kansas Hospital – Kansas City, KS
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside – Pittsburgh, PA
UNC Hospitals – Chapel Hill, NC
Washington Adventist – MD
West Virginia University Hospital – Morgantown, WV

Thank you for sharing this important resource with your patients and their families!

For More Information

If you would like to order Care Journals or learn more information about bulk order pricing, please email: