For immediate release
January 18, 2001
Sharon Regional.com now offering new health information service
Sharon Regional Health System is now offering LaurusHealth.com, an innovative health information resource designed to help those in the region make more informed choices about their health. LaurusHealth provides consumers with access to reliable, easy-to-understand health information and local health resources. The information is available free of charge 24-hours a day via the SRHS Web site at www.sharonregional.com. Visitors to the Sharon Regional site need to simply click on the LaurusHealth icon that appears on each page to access the site.
"Today's consumers are definitely more involved in the decisions affecting the care that they and their families receive," said Wayne Johnston, president and CEO of Sharon Regional. "Through LaurusHealth, consumers can learn more about specific medical conditions, symptoms, treatment options and medications. I'm very pleased with the high quality and ease of use of the LaurusHealth site, and am happy we could bring this service to area residents through the Sharon Regional web site."
LaurusHealth offers consumers a wealth of information on illnesses and conditions, tips for healthy living, medical tests, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, medical advancements and more. All LaurusHealth information is reviewed by physicians and comes from credible sources such as leading medical journals, research centers, government studies and national news services.
LaurusHealth was developed after more than 2 ½ years of research. The results showed that consumers want to take a more active role in their own care and welcome a reliable source for health information. By facilitating the sharing of health information, LaurusHealth and Sharon Regional hope to strengthen the relationship between patients and their physicians.
For more information about LaurusHealth or any of Sharon Regional's services, visit our website of www.sharonregional.com or call our Health Information Center at (724) 983-5518 or (800) 346-7997.