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August 2, 2011 > InHealth Channel Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

InHealth Channel Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

Programming Receives Prestigious Industry Honors

InHealth, Washington Hospital's cable channel on Comcast Channel 78, marked its sixth anniversary by receiving TV honors for original productions from the 32nd Annual Telly Awards. The winning program, Inside Washington Hospital: Advances in Cardiac Care hosted by Dr. John Thomas Mehigan earned a bronze Telly award. The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as video and film productions.

Inside Washington Hospital: Advances in Cardiac Care takes an inside look at Washington Hospital's Heart Program and explores how a collaborative team of physicians and clinicians work together to treat cardiac patients. The show also features Washington Hospital heart specialists, Ash Jain, M.D., an interventional cardiac specialist and co-medical director of Vascular Services at Washington Hospital, and Jon-Cecil Walkes, M.D., heart surgeon and Washington Hospital's medical director of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The winning program was selected as standouts from more than 14,000 entries from around the country.

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, urgent care, green team, patient safety, pediatric care and antibiotic resistant infections (MRSA). Inside Washington Hospital airs on InHealth every week (see the complete television schedule on the opposite page.)

Dr. Barbara Kostick, medical director of Washington Hospital's Community Health Services 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.

One of the programs currently airing on InHealth is Voices InHealth: Healthy Pregnancy. Dr. Savitha Krishnan, OB/GYN, provides some simple, practical guidance to help people understand the physical changes a pregnant woman will experience and how she can best take care of herself and her developing baby. The show also features a registered dietitian and a prenatal fitness instructor that talk about the importance of a healthy diet and staying active during pregnancy.

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.

Current programs cover a large variety of health and safety topics ranging from men's health to diabetes education. In the coming months, InHealth will debut new shows on patient safety, whooping cough, vaccinations for school children, vitamin supplements and a policy update on national health care reform.

Tune Into Your Health

The InHealth broadcast schedule is published weekly in the Tri-City Voice and is posted on the Hospital website You can also watch InHealth online. Visit to watch every show currently on the InHealth television schedule. 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 or contact the Community Relations Department at (510) 791-3417. Thanks for watching!

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