Fremont, Calif. – On February 10, Comcast will no longer broadcast
the InHealth, a Washington Hospital Channel, in an analog format. Comcast
subscribers with a newer TV with a built-in digital tuner will need to
auto-tune their sets to update the channel settings so to continue to
view InHealth. Older TV sets, without digital tuners, will require an
analog-to-digital cable converter box to view the InHealth Channel which
is available free from Comcast.
“While this switch is not our choice, it’s a needed one according
to Comcast and we want to ensure that as many of the District’s
residents continue to have access to InHealth,” said Christopher
Brown, director of Community Relations for Washington Hospital Healthcare
System who oversees InHealth operations. “Thankfully, Comcast is
providing its subscribers with the ability to continue to receive Washington
Hospital’s channel by obtaining a free converter box if they do
not already have digital service.”
A free digital converter may be requested by calling 1-800-COMCAST or picked
up from the Fremont or Hayward Comcast Cable Stores. These stores are
located at 555 Mowry Ave., in Fremont, and 23525 Clawiter Road, in Hayward.
Comcast Cable subscribers with an analog television set that would like
to continue receiving InHealth, or if they are unsure if they have analog
or digital cable, should contact Comcast as soon as possible at 1-800-266-2278,
for more information.
InHealth is another facet of Washington Hospital's mission to enhance
patient care and health promotion throughout the District. InHealth enables
Washington Hospital to better serve the community by providing the viewing
audience an opportunity to take advantage of hospital resources from home,
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Among the regular program schedule are broadcasts of the District Board
meetings and Washington Hospital's popular Health & Wellness classes.
Programs on InHealth promote overall health and wellbeing by providing
entertaining, educational and informative shows dealing with medical and
non-medical health-related subject matter. Programs cover a large variety
of health and safety topics ranging from men's health to the latest
legislative health issues at both the state and federal levels. Several
interview-style programs focus on topics ranging from medical updates
for men's, women's and children's health care issues. The
InHealth broadcast schedule can be found on Washington Hospital’s
web site at whhs.com.
Washington Hospital Healthcare System includes a 359-bed acute-care hospital;
the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; The Gamma Knife® Center;
Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington Outpatient Surgery Center;
Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center; Washington Outpatient Catheterization
Laboratory; Washington Center for Joint Replacement; the Institute for
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; and Washington West, a complex
which houses Washington Women’s Center, Outpatient Imaging Center
and additional outpatient hospital services and administrative facilities.