DohJe promotes gratitude to Nurses, staff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, May 05, 2013
(San Francisco, CA, May 6, 2013) – In honor of National Nurses Week, a new website launches to promote gratitude towards caregivers. DohJe makes it easy for patients or families to thank outstanding caregivers, even going so far as to find these helpers from previous care events.
For caregivers, the site provides a safe way to receive, respond to, and keep all of their positive feedback in one place. Each time an e-Thanks is sent out, a caregiver's management team is notified. This gratitude data is extremely valuable in showing hospitals and other facilities a new point of view on staff performance.
But don’t use DohJe to lodge complaints, it’s about gratitude only.
“I started DohJe because I still have not been able to thank Laura, the amazing nurse who helped me deliver my first son 5 years ago.” says DohJe CEO and Harvard Business School Alum, Amanda Krantz. “With the birth of my second son, I made sure I showed my gratitude before so much time passed that I couldn't track her down. When I realized how many other people share this unpaid gratitude debt, I knew I needed to start DohJe."
Recently, a $5.6 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation was awarded to UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons. Emmons’s research shows that practicing gratitude can increase happiness by 25%, lowers the lifetime risk for mental illness, and can alleviate depression. "Gratitude works," he says. "It has the power to heal, to energize and to change lives." http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/09/gratitude.aspx, http://www.spring.org.uk/2007/09/practicing-gratitude-can-increase.php
In the business of bringing forth new life, DohJe’s first Pilot Partner is Mountain Midwifery Center in Englewood, CO. Mountain Midwifery is the only freestanding, out-of-hospital birth center in Colorado. Their caregivers will be the first of many nurses, doctors, midwives, and the like available to receive an e-Thanks.
"A person's whole life can change through the expression of gratitude. But sometimes people just need help getting started. DohJe might be just the right tool to help a lot of people share their gratitude, and to a very deserving segment of society." – Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Pay It Forward
Patients that received amazing care, at Mountain Midwifery or anywhere, can thank that caregiver right now at www.dohje.com. Caregivers and hospital administrators interested in partnering should contact DohJe at [email protected].
About DohJe, Inc.
The idea for DohJe was sparked in the halls of UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco when a new mother, and serial entrepreneur, asked her amazing nurse how people typically show their gratitude. After doing some research, it quickly became clear that many others feel this same need to say “thank you” in a meaningful way. DohJe has become a reality through the hard work of a trusted battle team including that new mother, a talented artist, a preeminent designer/developer in Silicon Valley, a rockstar with multifarious skills, and many nurses and medical professionals who have been gracious with their feedback on the early concepts for DohJe.