Cape Cod Hospital Partners With Skylight Healthcare Systems to Further Enhance Position as a Service Quality Leader in Healthcare

San Diego, California, UNITED STATES


HYANNIS, Mass. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cape Cod Hospital, a leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod, and Skylight Healthcare Systems, a San Diego-based provider of interactive patient system technology, have partnered to provide state-of-the-art information, communication and entertainment services with Skylight's ACCESS(sm) Interactive Patient System. The majority of Cape Cod Hospital's patient rooms will be equipped with this contemporary in-room TV system, beginning this spring.

Cited five times in nine years as one of America's Top 100 Hospitals, Cape Cod Hospital is a 225 bed acute care hospital, and is already known for its vision in identifying and responding to the needs of its community. Now with Skylight's ACCESS Interactive Patient System underway, the patient and visitor experience will be further enhanced. Televisions in Cape Cod Hospital's patient rooms will be transformed into multi-media centers for each patient, providing innovative bedside access to a range of key hospital information, an on-demand educational video library and immediate access to patient support departments, such as concierge services. Entertainment and communication options at the bedside will include Internet connectivity, Hollywood movies, music and games.

"Cape Cod Hospital serves both local residents and area visitors, and we're proud of our legacy of responding to needs of this varied community," said Stephen L. Abbott, Cape Cod Healthcare's President and CEO. "Hospital patients have come to expect the same level of information, communication and service as they are accustomed to in their everyday lives. We are using the power of today's modern technology to provide a warm, inviting and empowered experience for our future patients, guests and staff. Adding the ACCESS Interactive Patient System to complement the collaboration between our patients and caregivers, and enhance the services we provide, all serve to strengthen the healing environment here at Cape Cod Hospital."

"Cape Cod Hospital is giving patients more control, empowering them with information about their stay and their health condition, encouraging interaction with family and friends, and promoting increased partnership between patients, caregivers, and patient resource and support services -- ultimately leading to a quicker and better recovery. We are honored to add Cape Cod Hospital among the national healthcare leaders that have selected Skylight Healthcare Systems to positively contribute to their patient experience," said David Schofield, President and CEO of Skylight.

About Cape Cod Hospital

Cape Cod Hospital is a partner within Cape Cod Healthcare, a comprehensive, regional healthcare system spanning the entire Cape. Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 400 physicians, 4,000 employees and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two-acute care hospitals, the largest home health services agency on the Cape (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare's web site at www.capecodhealth.org.

About Skylight Healthcare Systems

San Diego-based Skylight Healthcare Systems is the proven choice for interactive patient system technology. The company focuses on products and services that create operational efficiencies, improve patient satisfaction and enhance productivity. Skylight's ACCESS Interactive Patient System provides a bi-directional patient communication platform at the bedside. Hospital services include custom content and interactive communications, on-demand health education, patient survey technology, and in-room dining service capabilities. Digital entertainment services include feature film rentals, premium cable TV, music, high-speed Internet, e-mail access and interactive games. For more information, visit www.skylight.com.

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