Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) August 6, 2004
Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI) announced today the addition of seven hospitals to its online health content service located at DiscoveryHospital.com. Discovery Hospital provides hospitals with online health information (consisting of over 5,000 pages of health-related articles and interactive tools) specifically designed to assist individuals in managing their own personal health.
ÂWe are proud to offer our community of patients a trusted online source for accurate and up-to-date healthcare content,Â said Raymond W. Snowden, President and CEO of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. ÂSince national market research shows that more than 45 million chronic health patients in the United States search online for information, we believe that a partnership with a household name such as Discovery will give those in our community a trusted location to get healthcare answers. Being able to access this great amount of healthcare information in one place, from the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center website, is an added value for everyone.Â
- Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
- Samaritan Regional Health System
- Takoma Adventist Hospital
- Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center
- American Medtrust
- Bellaire Medical Center
- North Bay Hospital
Aransas Pass, TX
- Medical Center at Lancaster
"Using digital assets from across our services on cable as well as the Internet, we are able to leverage the content to provide an important educational service to both hospitals and patients across the country." said Mark Irwin, vice president operations, Discovery Interactive Media. "Now we can deliver Discovery's health information to consumers through local hospitals, provide reliable health information to the communities they serve and provide patients with a much greater understanding of the challenges they confront."
"One of the more exciting journeys in life is pregnancy,Â said Dwight Hasbrouck, vice president of Relegent. ÂWith the addition of several new videos in our Parenting Center, expectant mothers and fathers can gain valuable insight into their journey during each month of pregnancy.Â
The comprehensive content on Discovery Hospital includes a wealth of information to help patients manage their health. Among the thousands of pages of useful information patients can access, topics include: Disease and Condition Information, Self-Management of Symptoms, Health Risk Assessments, Behavioral Change tools, Drug Reference Database, Parenting Information, Diet and Fitness, Pediatrics and much more.
About Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc. is the leading global real-world media and entertainment company. DCI has grown from its core property, the Discovery Channel, first launched in the United States in 1985, to current global operations in more than 155 countries and territories with over 950 million cumulative subscribers. DCI's 33 networks of distinctive programming represent 14 entertainment brands including TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Kids, Discovery Times Channel, The Science Channel, Discovery Wings Channel, Discovery Home & Leisure Channel, Discovery en Espanol, HD Theater and Health Network. DCI's other properties consist of Discovery.com and 138 Discovery Channel retail stores. DCI also distributes BBC America in the United States. DCI's ownership consists of four shareholders: Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE:L), Cox Communications, Inc. (NYSE,COX), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, the Company's Founder, Chairman and CEO.
About Relegent, LLC.
Relegent is a leading healthcare marketing firm based in Nashville, TN. Relegent exclusively markets the Discovery Hospital content offering to hospitals and provides additional healthcare marketing services to hospitals, health plans and employers.
J Tod Fetherling
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