ROSWELL, Ga., June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When people are admitted to a hospital the first thing they ask is, "When can I go home?" The challenge for a hospital is to try to make the patient experience as comfortable and home-like as possible. Kleenex, Scott and Cottonelle brands can help. By creating a home-like experience in hospitals, these trusted brands can increase overall patient satisfaction at a fraction of the costs of other investments.
That's the impetus behind the Make a Healing Home program from Kimberly-Clark Professional, a new initiative that helps hospitals enhance the patient experience by providing a sense of safety, security and comfort.
"Studies have shown that hospitals that focus on the patient experience have shorter average lengths of stay and a decreased need for follow-up care," said Karel van der Mandele, senior director, Health and Wellness, Kimberly-Clark Professional, North America. "Creating a more home-like environment through familiar products that patients know and trust can help. When patients are more comfortable and happy, it can improve the healing process and lead to higher patient satisfaction ratings and, potentially, better HCAHPS scores."
The new program offers well-known brands and hand hygiene, tissue and towel solutions that can make the hospital environment feel more like home and focuses on four key areas:
Highly trained specialists
Make a Healing Home provides a team of specialists trained in the science of hygiene who work directly with hospitals to provide evidence-based recommendations that can help create more home-like healing. These healthcare specialists conduct on-site assessments that include:
For more information about the Make a Healing Home, visit KCProfessional.com/HealingHome16.
About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces, helping to make them healthier, safer and more productive. Key brands in this segment include: Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech and Jackson Safety. To see how Kimberly-Clark Professional is helping people around the world to work better, please visit www.kcprofessional.com.
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