FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, May 8, 2018
RE: Like us on Facebook!
Hospital Unveils Official Facebook Page
Smiths Falls: The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) is pleased to announce that it now has another online presence in the social media world with the creation of the official “Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital – Corporate” page.
“The hospital has been looking at other options on how to engage and connect with members of the community. The use of social media may encourage everyone to taken an interest in their local hospital and its services,” said Michele Bellows, VP, Patient Care Services/CNE, (A) President & CEO.
The Facebook page will offer current information and support the information shared on the main website, www.psfdh.on.ca along with bringing awareness of hospital policies and upcoming events.
Social media is one of many great tools that will allow the public and the hospital family to interact with our organization. PSFDH encourages people to share their stories but please note that issues and concerns should be shared directly with the Patient Relations Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also refrain from including personal information such as your address or phone number in your public comments.
PSFDH will utilize the page to share good news stories from within the hospital and those of its community and health care partners. The page will also be monitored to ensure that any content deemed offensive or inappropriate in tone will be removed. When visiting the page, be mindful of anything that is posted as it will be for everyone to see. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Comments that violate the privacy and/or jeopardize the reputation, safety, and/or well-being of members of the PSFDH team, our patients, or their families;
- Profanity and/or defamatory language;
- Redundant comments or information not related to or affiliated with PSFDH; and/or
- Content that could be deemed offensive to community standards.
PSFDH will be monitoring, reviewing and responding to the content posted on our social media channels in an expeditious manner but it will not be monitored 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. This may result in a delay to responding to comments and requests for information.
The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (the “Hospital”) is a fully accredited acute care health care organization located on two state-of-the-art sites. The hospital is situated in the heart of the Rideau Canal region and proudly provides health services to more than 44,000 people in the surrounding communities. The hospital delivers a broad range of primary and secondary services and programs such as emergency care, diagnostic imaging, obstetrics, general and specialty surgical services, dialysis as well as laboratory and infection control services.
For more information:
Michele Bellows, VP, Patient Care Services/CNE, (A) President & CEO
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
613-283-2330 Ext 1292