LodgeNet Deploys Customized Kid-Friendly Solution with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

  • LodgeNet StayOnline, Inc.
  • 09.19.07
LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC announced the installation of a special, kid-friendly LodgeNetRX Interactive Patient Television System, the company’s first ever in a children’s hospital.

The hospital will deploy the LodgeNetRX television system with an entertainment package including movies and games tailored especially for children to provide a more enjoyable experience for the unique needs of these patients.  The system also includes other beneficial features found on the LodgeNetRX system at other healthcare facilities such as hospital information and patient education.

“The LodgeNetRX system is one way to keep patients entertained during what can be a stressful time,” said Mark Giaquinto, vice president of financial and administrative services at Children’s. “Our patients will have entertaining options to help reduce the anxiety or boredom that sometimes comes with a hospital stay.  Children and their parents will be able to select their favorite choices from a variety of entertainment options the system offers, whether it’s watching movies or playing video games.  The parents can access pertinent information related to services at the hospital including food service hours and menus, parking and daily activities.  We also have added a number of educational videos that can be viewed by either the patients or the parents to assist with the patient’s disease or illness.  We plan on continuing to expand what we offer through the system in order to make the stay here as stress-free as possible.”

“Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh continues to be at the forefront of innovative efforts to increase patient satisfaction and improve the overall healthcare experience for children,” said Gary Kolbeck, vice president of healthcare business development for LodgeNet.  “We admire the hospital’s forward thinking by being the first children’s hospital in the U.S. to install LodgeNetRX, which will add to the high quality of care for patients that Children’s is known for.”

The deployment represents significant momentum for the company as it expands its footprint in the healthcare space and now in the children’s hospital sector. The Children’s installation also underscores LodgeNetRX’s flexibility to offer niche patient entertainment services, as it provides programming tailored for children. LodgeNet’s support enhances the premier reputation of Children’s Hospital, which has also been named to several elite lists of pediatric health care facilities in addition to being named one of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States.




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