This Day In Norwood History- July 17, 1964-Norwood Hospital Closed Circuit TV Amuses Patients

TELECASTER AT WORK – Mrs. presents daily local news for patients over closed circuit TV.

Norwood Hospital Closed Circuit TV Fri, Jul 17, 1964 – 32 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com


Hospital features closed-circuit television to keep its patients in touch with hometown events.

At 12:30 each weekday patients watch a 15-minute broadcast featuring local people and events.

The television earner’s red-eye winks on and ’”Hometown News of the ” is on the air!

The telecast originates in the lobby and visitors may watch the program live while patients watch on the TV sets in their rooms. This is believed to be the only hospital in the country which presents such a program to its patients.

Acting as news commentator is Mrs. Helen Cohen of the Hospital’s Development Department.

In to “” the Hospital’s closed-circuit station presents such programs as “” for maternity patients and “” which allows very young children to visit parents and relatives through the medium of television.

Plans are now underway for a new educational series for patients on diabetic care.

Norwood Hospital not only treats its patients with tender, loving care, it keeps them well informed.

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