KU hospital dedicates Medical News Network

KU Campus (KSN File Photo)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – The University of Kansas Hospital now has its own television studio for medical news.

The Dolph C. Simons Family Broadcast Studio was dedicated Monday, launching the hospital’s Medical News Network. The fully functioning television studio includes cameras, audio equipment, lighting and green-screen capabilities. It will give media access to medical experts and allows the hospital to distribute video and information about medical research, technology and other subjects.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Medical News Network was used last month to distribute information across the world when the hospital had a patient who was tested for Ebola. The man did not have the disease.

Dolph Simons Jr., editor of the Journal-World and chairman of The World Company, and his family donated an undisclosed amount to fund the network.

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