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TeleHealth Services Chosen by Baptist Hospital East in Development of New Park Tower
Date:4/28/2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. and RALEIGH, N.C., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Services, the nation's leading provider of healthcare on-demand patient and staff education, healthcare televisions and communications solutions, today announced a new contract with Baptist Hospital East, in Louisville, KY. The facility opened Park Tower, a new wing of the hospital, in the fall of 2008 and chose TeleHealth Services as its healthcare television provider.

"When designing Park Tower, we knew that we needed to find a healthcare television provider that would understand our vision, our deadline and our financial initiatives," said John Barrett, Construction Manager at Baptist Hospital East. "We had previously worked with TeleHealth Services and were aware of their exceptional products and impeccable delivery and installation services. They emphasized this during the proposal process and impressed us even more with their unique financing options."

The completion of Park Tower added 144 beds to Baptist Hospital East's facility, as well as full outpatient surgery. All of the patient rooms are private and much larger than other rooms in the facility, meeting Baptist's goal of creating a more comfortable and innovative patient experience. Additionally a Rooftop Garden and Healing Garden allows for a healing, soothing atmosphere right on site.

TeleHealth's total solution package included the equipment and full installation of 153 Philips commercial and healthcare grade LCD TVs and 18 Zenith CRTs throughout Park Tower, including the patient rooms, public and family areas. Additionally, the Philips televisions provided the facility with the newest in LCD healthcare technology. "The Philips Healthcare Grade HDTVs provided additional benefits to the project, including space savings, superior viewing experience and energy saving technology," continued Barrett.

"Baptist Hospital East has been a TeleHealth partner for quite a while and we are extremely pleased that they have extended our relationship into the development of Park Tower," said George Fleming, CEO of TeleHealth Services. "Providing them with the newest healthcare television technology, combined with the best possible solution, was our top priority. At a time when budgets are being cut and capital expenditures are put on hold, we feel it is imperative to work with our clients to ensure that their needs and visions are fulfilled and quality is not lost."

About Baptist Hospital East

Baptist Hospital East is Louisville's preferred East End medical center, with specialized services for women's health, cancer, heart, orthopedics, neurosciences, emergency care, rehabilitation, sleep disorders, occupational health, and behavioral health, including psychiatric and chemical dependency care.

The mission of Baptist Hospital East is to exemplify our Christian heritage of service of providing quality healthcare services by enhancing the health of the people and communities we serve. The vision of Baptist Hospital East is to be recognized as the leading provider of quality healthcare, where patients want to receive their care, employees want to work, and physicians want to practice.

Baptist Hospital East will live out its Christ-centered mission to others and achieve its vision guided by the values of integrity, respect, stewardship, excellence and collaboration. For more information on Baptist Hospital East, please visit: http://www.baptisteast.com.

About TeleHealth Services

With more than 2,500 healthcare clients across the country, TeleHealth Services is the nation's leading provider of integrated technology and communications solutions for the healthcare market. With 50+ years of healthcare expertise and partnerships with industry leading manufacturers, TeleHealth Services is uniquely positioned to offer a full suite of hospital technology solutions that includes:

  • Patient and staff video-on-demand education platforms
  • Healthcare grade televisions and accessories
  • Patient protection and security systems
  • Bedside patient entertainment solutions
  • The latest educational and entertainment content
  • Custom designed communication systems
  • Comprehensive design, implementation, and service packages
  • Flexible financing solutions

Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, TeleHealth Services is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation, which was founded in 1957. Telerent is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc., a U.S. company based in New York City and Global 500 Corporation. For more information on TeleHealth, call 800-733-8610, or visit at http://www.telehealth.com/.

    Contact:
    Matt Barker
    Director of Marketing
    TeleHealth Services
    919-772-8604
    matt.barker@telehealth.com


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