NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, July 15 U.S. News Media Group and HealthiNation today unveiled the 2010-11 Best Hospitals video series. Now in its second year, this exclusive video series complements the annual rankings report from U.S. News, which has grown to be the most authoritative and influential listing of hospitals nationwide. The video series is available to watch today at www.usnews.com/hospitals and at www.healthination.com/best-hospitals and on video on demand through major digital TV operators across the United States.
Viewers of the 2010-11 Best Hospitals series will get an inside look from U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, who explains what makes a "best" hospital in plain words, so that people can use the rankings to obtain the best care at any hospital they choose.
"With health reform starting to take shape, we recognize the need for resources to help Americans make more informed healthcare decisions more than ever before," said Bill Holiber, president, U.S. News Media Group. "Together with HealthiNation, we have built a strong partnership which brings together our highly regarded rankings with a very accessible video series that can give healthcare consumers a great starting point in learning about care decisions."
The 2010-11 Best Hospitals video series covers the following categories:
The Best Hospitals original series adds to HealthiNation's broad array of video programs that range from understanding heart disease and how it develops to healthy grocery shopping.
"HealthiNation's success has been built around making information accessible and impactful," said Raj Amin, CEO, HealthiNation. "Anyone thinking about a care decision for themselves or their families will be amazed by what they can learn from spending two minutes watching one of the preeminent experts talk about the best of care."
For more information about Best Hospitals and to view the full rankings, visit www.usnews.com/hospitals.
About the U.S. News Media Group
The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform publisher of news analysis, research and rankings which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, and the company's websites, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money, Education, and Politics & Policy, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group's signature franchises include its News You Can UseŽ brand of journalism and its "Best" series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans, and more.
HealthiNation is the premier health video network that educates and inspires people to make healthier choices. Our award-winning video programs are developed by leading physicians and TV producers, covering medical education as well as lifestyle tips, personal stories and entertaining original series - all with the mission of helping people take actions for their health. Programs can be seen through distribution partnerships with leading cable companies and internet properties that reach over 40 million unique users online and more than 32 million digital TV homes. HealthiNation is headquartered in New York City, and its investors include Intel Capital and MK Capital. For more information, visit www.healthination.com.
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