Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Channel Launches on Spectrum Health TV
Pediatric Health Information Available Online
A new resource is available for parents seeking information about pediatric health care. The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital channel as part of Spectrum Health TV offers parents insight into a variety of subjects including prematurity, kidney failure, broken bones and neurosurgery. Spectrum Health TV is a series of Web casts aimed at consumers.
“Research suggests that parents want health information online,” said Tom Hanley, APR, director, marketing and communications, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. “More than 32 million moms are online and seventy-one percent of mothers said they were very likely to use the Internet for product information, advice or general information. Providing health information in video format meets the needs of our patients.”
Ten videos are available and include:
- What Is a Children’s Hospital?
The New Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Bob Connors, MD
- Caring for Premature Infants
Ed Beaumont, MD
- Advances in Childhood Kidney Care
Tim Bunchman, MD
- Kids and Sleep
Jim Chamness, MD
- Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders
Community Support Important for New Hospital
Jim Fahner, MD
- Kids’ Bones and Joints
Mike Forness, DO
- Neurosurgery Options for Kids
Stanley Skarli, MD
- The Importance of Car Seat Safety
Melinda Howard, CPST-I
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is West Michigan’s largest children’s hospital, serving children and families throughout a 37-county region. A teaching hospital, it includes more than 150 pediatric specialty physicians uniquely skilled in providing medical and surgical care to children in more than 40 pediatric specialties. The hospital cares for more than 7,600 inpatients and 190,000 outpatients annually. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is committed to caring for children and families with compassion, excellence and innovation. Visit www.devoschildrens.org for more information.