If you know of a sick or hospitalized family member or friend here is a site that can make staying in touch easy and less intrusive. It helps let you check on the patient's condition and progress with ease.
When a patient scheduled for hopspitalization a family member or friend can call the quarterback (or guardian angel) and a secure patient page is set up for updates, which can be e-mailed anytime a condition changes and is posted to the site.
This way you can be anywhere in the world and check in, or leave a confidential message. Friends and family can remain informed. This service is also FREE
Check it out I hope you won't have to be using it anytime soon for anyone you know but it is a handy site to know about.