HOUSTON – (March 11, 2014) – Texas Children’s Hospital, ranked 4th nationally among children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2013, is the latest hospital to install a ReadyCam® on-site studio, allowing doctors, nurses, scientists, researchers and patient families to appear live on broadcast news programs. Nationally recognized experts in children’s and women’s health will now be available 24/7 to report and comment on breaking health care news directly from Texas Children’s in Houston, Texas. For a list of experts and topics the hospital can speak on, please visit: http://www.texaschildrens.org/experts/.

Texas Children’s joins several leading hospitals and medical centers across the country in implementing the ReadyCam technology to transmit broadcast quality, high definition video over the Internet to news media organizations. The studio can also be used to stream webcasts and record video for the web and internal communications. To watch a virtual tour of the studio hosted by Dr. Jennifer Arnold, please visit: http://youtu.be/JyXCZDvLcAg.

“We are pleased to provide the national, local and regional media outlets quick and reliable access to our health care experts at Texas Children’s Hospital,” says Christy Brunton, director of public relations at Texas Children’s. “ReadyCam will allow the hospital to easily transmit high quality audio and video to any news outlet quickly and efficiently, opening the door to direct reporting from the front lines of one of the nation’s largest children’s hospitals, and the largest in the south.”

The ReadyCam system uses Enhanced IP™ technology to transmit broadcast quality HD video over the Internet to anywhere around the world.

“We are excited to add Texas Children’s to our ReadyCam network,” says Lloyd Bunting, VideoLink’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “The hospital’s doctors and researchers have a wide range of expertise and the ReadyCam enables the hospital to easily access any news outlet in the world, as well as create and distribute web video. We are excited to provide them with a solution that will help them to quickly and easily share their research and knowledge.”

The hospital has experts available to comment on a variety of health care topics in heart, cancer, neurology, neonatology, allergy and immunology, radiology, fetal surgery, women’s health, pregnancy and many more topics.

To book the Texas Children’s Hospital ReadyCam studio for commentary and interviews, contact the PR department by paging or calling 832-824-2099 and asking for the media representative on call.

About Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.


Texas Children’s Hospital Contact:
Christy Brunton