Memorial Hermann Health System is now equipped to provide instant access to expert doctors for live broadcast interviews. The newly designed Memorial Hermann Media Center includes VideoLink's ReadyCam® technology that allows Memorial Hermann the ability to provide fast, easy access to some of the nation's leading doctors from across the 11-hospital Memorial Hermann Health System.
The studio is fully equipped with a broadcast lighting grid and the ReadyCam, a designated robotic camera that is operated remotely from VideoLink's broadcast center, located in Newton, Mass. (www.videolink.tv). The camera has pan/tilt capabilities, providing the flexibility of a one-on-one interview, or even an interview with two experts. The studio has several settings, offering an electronic backdrop that can be customized to meet the needs of the story. The ReadyCam is remotely controlled by the professional operators at VideoLink. Satellite uplink capabilities are also available.
Memorial Hermann is affiliated with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Whether it's breaking news or a landmark clinical trial, these experts are available almost instantly via their fiber optic and satellite capabilities to discuss clinical care and research.
Dr. Kevin P. Lally, surgeon-in-chief at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Children's Memorial Hermann is a 240-bed hospital dedicated to pediatric and neonatal care with an additional 68 beds dedicated to women's services. The hospital's special compassion and healing expertise has distinguished it as one of the finest children's hospitals in the nation. In partnership with the University of Texas Medical School, Children's Memorial Hermann specialists provide care for more than 120,000 patient visits annually, including the tiniest premature infants, children and adolescents.
Dr. James C. Grotta, co-director of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann. Director of the Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center and UT-Houston Medical School Stroke Team. Chair in the Department of Neurology at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Grotta has led numerous research studies, including one that was the first to support the use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a now widely accepted treatment that can reduce disability from stroke.
Dr. Kevin Slawin, director of the Vanguard Urologic Institute and Texas Prostate Center at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, is conducting a FDA approved trial for a new prostate cancer vaccine that also has the potential to actually cure other cancers.
Dr. Timothy Hickman, Medical Director of Houston In-Vitro Fertilization at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Hickman is the author of articles on in-vitro fertilization, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, progesterone supplementation, psychosocial aspects of infertility, and ovulation disorders and has shared his data at national and international medical conferences held on these subjects.
Dr. Ronda Alexander, assistant professor in the department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, treats renowned professional music entertainers for injured voice, vocal fold paralysis and weakness, vocal rehabilitation, vocal tremor, extra-esophageal reflux and swallowing disorders.
Dr. Mark Adickes, is a nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Adickes' career in medicine follows a remarkable decade-long career in the National Football League, during which he was a member of the 1991 Super Bowl Championship Washington Redskins Team. Dr. Adickes serves as team physician for the Houston Rockets, Houston Astros, the United States Ski Team, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and for the University of St. Thomas.
Dr. Miguel Gomez, Houston's leader in Robotic-assisted Cardiothoracic Surgery, performs more robotic-assisted cardiothoracic surgeries than any other surgeon in Houston using the Da Vinci surgical system.
Dr. Richard Smalling, the leading interventional cardiologist at Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute - Texas Medical Center and professor in the Division of Cardiology at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He spearheaded the PATCAR trial, a Houston-led pilot study in Texas and Florida, to test a new standard of aggressive care for heart attack patients.
Dr. James McCarthy, assistant professor of emergency medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Emergency Center Medical Director at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of only two certified Level 1 trauma centers in the greater Houston area, and provides 24-hour emergency and trauma care to more than 325,000 patients a year. Memorial Hermann Life Flight air ambulance service operates a fleet of six helicopters, providing emergency rescue and air transport services to a multi-county area.
About VideoLink, Inc.
VideoLink, headquartered in Newton, MA, is a leading provider of broadcast and transmission services to major worldwide networks and corporations. Its newest division, VLCreative, offers a variety of creative marketing services, including marketing communications, customized video solutions, and event production. VideoLink is also uniquely positioned to provide effective corporate communications using its ReadyCam®, a custom, remotely-operated studio that can be installed in your office, conference room or location of choice, and its multi-camera, live-shot studio facilities located in Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore. VideoLink also operates mobile satellite uplink trucks covering the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions. VideoLink was named #60 to the Top 100 Companies in Media on Inc.com's 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list for 2007.