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Miami Children's Hospital Launches Hospitalwide Television Network
(1/21/2014)

Miami- Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) has launched the MCH Television Network (MCHTV), an in-house television network providing patients and families a customized resource for news, research and entertainment that specifically caters to MCH patients and their families. MCHTV is a closed-circuit television network that will provide original, healthcare-related programming designed to inform and educate families of the services and support available at the hospital. MCH is the first children’s hospital in the nation to launch a television network in collaboration with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

“We are excited to offer MCHTV to our patients and families. This service is an extension of MCH’s ongoing commitment to enhance the overall patient experience through the use of technology,” said Dr. Narendra Kini, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital.

MCHTV will provide families the latest hospital announcements including new services, technological achievements and breakthrough procedures. A series of physician spotlight videos will feature the hospital’s dedication to patient care, cutting-edge technological advancements and breakthrough research that sets MCH apart from other pediatric healthcare facilities. The network will also feature child-friendly segments on health, travel, cooking, weather, news, sports, and entertainment. 

Powered by HTVkids and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, MCHTV will be premiering on channel 36 of the hospital’s in-house network and will be available on all televisions throughout the hospital beginning on January 2, 2014.  For more information on MCHTV, please visit www.mch.com.

About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine. In fact, it is the only hospital in Florida to be ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties assessed by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings for three consecutive years, 2011, 2012 and 2013-14. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Miami Children’s Hospital is proud to be part of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals system; one of 170 children’s hospitals across North America. The CMN Hospitals mission statement is simple: “We save kids’ lives by raising funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals.” Seventeen million children and their families are served by CMN Hospitals every year, that’s more than any other children’s charity in the world.

About HTV  
We’re also proud to partner with HTVkids - a division of the The Healthcare Televison Network (HTV) - to bring you The MCH Television Network.  HTVkids is a fresh and informative resource customized specifically for Miami Children’s Hospital as well as other Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the nation. HTVkids is the first of its kind in-hospital “kid-centric” network. Its mission is to make the patient experience better by providing entertainment and information that allows for a better outcome.

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