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HOAG HOSPITAL INTRODUCES ORANGE COUNTY'S FIRST VIDEO TELEPHONE FOR PATIENTS

 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoag Hospital became Orange County's first hospital to announce the availability of the most advanced video telephone technology specifically for patient use. Hoag introduced AT&T's VideoPhone 2500 to its Childbirth Center, providing parents of babies born at the hospital a unique opportunity to share the joy of a newborn's arrival with relatives and friends near and far.
 VideoPhone is an easy-to-operate telephone with a color and motion video screen that lets both parties see and hear a live video transmission of the party on the other end. With the new VideoPhone Peak A View(SM) program, patients can schedule a video call during their hospital stay. "What could be more exciting than showing off your brand new baby to your sister in Connecticut, or having grandpa in the next state say `Hi' to his newest great-grandchild?" says Rick Martin, vice president of nursing services.
 "There is no additional charge for using the VideoPhone -- patients pay only standard phone charges," continues Martin. Patients notify their nurse they would like to schedule the use of the VideoPhone. Calls may be received at an AT&T Phone Center or the unit may be rented for home use.
 The Peek A View(SM) program is part of AT&T's away-from-home-and- office effort to bring VideoPhone technology to the marketplace. Working together with AT&T and Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA) to introduce the program, Hoag Hospital is currently the only known VHA member hospital in Orange and Los Angeles counties offering this service.
 Hoag Hospital is a 421-bed non-profit, acute-care medical center serving residents of Orange County. Hoag Hospital is home to several centers of excellence, including Hoag Childbirth Center which provides the most advanced facilities for childbirth, delivering nearly 4,000 babies annually. Innovative community programs educate families about all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, maternal and infant health and patenting. High tech support is available through Hoag Fertility Services, Perinatology and Neonatal Services. Other centers of excellence are Hoag Cancer Center, Hoag Heart Institute and Hoag Neurological Institute. Hoag Hospital also offers satellite health care services in Huntington Beach and Irvine.
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