InHealth Channel Programming Receives Prestigious Industry Honors
InHealth, Washington Hospital’s cable channel on Comcast Channel 78, marked its third anniversary be receiving TV honors for two original productions from the 29th Annual Telly Awards. The awards were announced at the Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors meeting on August 13. The winning programs, Inside Washington Hospital: Pediatric Care, hosted by Dr. John Thomas Mehigan earned a silver Telly award, and Your Concerns InHealth: Pediatric Care – The Preschool Years, a panel discussion program hosted by Dr. Barbara Kostick, received a bronze Telly award. The programs were selected as standouts from more than 14,000 entries from around the country.
“Our goal of providing quality health care information and increased access to the District’s Board meetings has evolved into the production of some of the best original health care programming in the country,” said CEO Nancy Farber. “I’m really proud of the work that goes into producing such high-quality programming for the residents of the District.”
The Telly Awards honors outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as video and film productions.
“As a vascular surgeon, hosting Inside Washington Hospital is quite a departure for me,” said John Thomas Mehigan, M.D., medical director of Washington Hospital’s Offsite Community Education. “Being a part of a program that’s providing such meaningful information to the community is extremely gratifying to me.”
Inside Washington Hospital is a program that focuses on the inner-workings of the hospital. Some of the topics covered in past shows include: the emergency room and urgent care, the heart program, wound care and MRSA. Inside Washington Hospital airs on InHealth every week (see the complete television schedule on the opposite page.)
“Receiving a Telly Award helps reaffirm the overall success of InHealth,” says Barbara Kostick, M.D., medical director of Washington Hospital’s Community Health Services. “The InHealth team has dedicated itself to developing high quality television shows that are informative and dynamic and I am very proud of what I’ve been able to contribute since the inception of InHealth three years ago.”
Dr. Kostick is the host of Your Concerns InHealth, a round table discussion show that features physician discussions on a variety of topics and addresses questions and concerns from people in the community. She is also the host of Voices InHealth, which covers a variety of health and safety issues.
InHealth is another facet of Washington Hospital’s mission to enhance patient care and health promotion throughout the District. InHealth enables Washington Hospital to better serve the community by providing the viewing audience an opportunity to take advantage of hospital resources from home, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Among the regular program schedule are broadcasts of the District Board meetings and Washington Hospital’s popular Health and Wellness classes. Programs on InHealth promote overall health and wellbeing by providing entertaining, educational and informative shows dealing with medical and non-medical health-related subject matter.
Programs cover a large variety of health and safety topics ranging from men’s health to the latest legislative health issues at both the state and federal levels. Several interview-style programs focus on topics ranging from medical updates for men’s, women’s and children’s health care issues.
The InHealth broadcast schedule is published weekly in the Tri-City Voice and is posted on the Hospital website, www.whhs.com/community/InHealth. We’d like your feedback about the current programming being provided as well as what you would like to see on the channel in the future. Please send your questions and comments to InHealth@whhs.com. Thanks for watching!