Now showing at Stanford Hospital: movies, news, sunsets

says-system-thumbPatients and visitors at Stanford Hospital will notice something new on the patient room walls. Televisions in patient rooms have been a fixture for decades. But few hospitals now have what Stanford offers its patients on new 26-inch high-definition monitors. The Stanford At Your Service (SAYS) system will offer the latest movies and entertainment selections and specialty channels such as ESPN and the Food Network. It also has Internet connection options, customized and updated health information, and a new patient favorite: the Window channel, which displays videos of a dreamy beach sunset on the Sea of Cortez or a Costa Rican rainforest. The $1.5 million project, which aims to make patient stays more comfortable, was partially funded by donors.

Read the full announcement on the Stanford Hospital and Clinics news website.