ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, MARCH 10 AND THEREAFTER - In this photo taken Feb. 8, 2012, Dina Lipowich, director of Medical Nursing and Inpatient Geriatrics at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington ... more 
ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, MARCH 10 AND THEREAFTER - In this photo taken Feb. 8, 2012, Dina Lipowich, director of Medical Nursing and Inpatient Geriatrics at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., discusses the hospitals new program she helped develop, that pairs patients with hospital volunteers, who get patients up out of bed and moving, and also act as buddies, giving people someone to talk to, and lift their spirits. Many older patient's health and mobility deteriorate as they lay in bed in hospitals and this program is aimed at preventing that. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By M. Spencer Green
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 11:46 AM EST