Different Types of Hospital Televisions and Their Benefits

Although hospital grade TVs, at first glance, can look like consumer grade TVs, important differences exist. Hospital televisions are specifically designed for heavy use within a healthcare environment and they come with numerous benefits.

Overall, hospital grade TVs:

  • Are built to make them safe and easy for patients and clinicians to use
  • Can operate, 24/7, while consumer televisions are designed for 8-12 hours of daily use
  • Are able to dissipate heat because of advanced technology
  • Come with features for added safety, reducing risk of fire, electrical shock, and hazardous radiation
  • Focus on operational ease for quality patient experiences
  • Are designed for effective sanitization

Healthcare TV sets offered by MDM meet stringent UL safety standards and offer patient-centric features. Built-in pillow speakers can seamlessly integrate with nurse call systems; screens come with wide viewing angles; and the sets can connect with your healthcare facilities’ cable TV or satellite service. To discuss what healthcare TVs would be right for your facilities, please contact us online or call 800-359-6741.

How Healthcare TVs Benefit Patients

Being in the hospital and worrying about health issues and procedures can be quite stressful. Having healthcare TVs in patient rooms allows your patients to enjoy the kind of entertainment that reminds them of home: favorite television shows and sporting events, games, and activities that require internet access. Patients can benefit from relaxation apps and connect with friends and family through video calls, allowing them to feel more comfortable.

Hospitals can provide educational material through this technology and provide ways for patients to use telehealth services. This expands the ways that television sets can benefit patients by providing them with personalized healthcare information and a way to communicate with physicians.

A Look at Brands

MDM only offers the most trustworthy brands, which include LG and PDi. Televisions we offer for hospitals and other healthcare facilities, assisted living facilities, and retirement communities include cost-saving features. These include intelligent sensors that respond to ambient light by reducing brightness and energy outputs; static power savings where the installer can calibrate power consumption settings according to your preferences; and dynamic power savings that react to levels of brightness of videos without lowering image quality.

Plus, through USB or SD cards, the installer can transfer your preferred settings to the other television sets. This saves staff plenty of time, which translates into even more cost savings.

Here’s a look at two brands we recommend, install, and support.

LG Hospital TVs

LG builds television sets that are designed to help your healthcare organization save time and money while improving the environment of patient rooms. Patient-friendly features include a 178-degree viewing angle, built-in pillow speaker port, card slots, and an internal speaker disable switch. Television sets come with a two-year warranty.

More specifically:

  • LG offers hospital grade TVs in these sizes: 24″, 28″, 32″, 43″, 50″, 55″, and 65″ with:
    • Built-in pillow speaker ports
    • Built-in MP1 ports
    • Expanded pillow speaker compatibility
    • USB cloning
    • 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
    • 2 year limited warranty (parts and labor)
  • LG also offers smart hospital grade TVs in these sizes: 32″, 43″, 49″, 55″ that are UL hospital-grade listed and RoHS and California Energy Commission compliant with:
    • Built-in pillow speaker ports
    • Built-in MPI ports
    • Built-in pillow speaker compatibility

PDi Hospital TVs

PDi television sets offer healthcare facilities with flexible, scalable, UL-listed LED options. Designed to meet the stringent requirements of hospitals, they integrate with your technology. Features include programmable source selection, multi-feature disabling, and universal pillow speaker recognition. Three-year standard warranties can be extended to a five-year option.
More specifically, PDi offers smart healthcare TV sets in these sizes: 24″, 32″, 43″, and 55″. These sets are designed to please everyone:

  • Patients benefit from more HD channels with Pro:Idiom, volume limiters, multi-bed codes to control the set, and easy-to-use pillow speaker controls (numeric or navigational).
  • Staff appreciate how easy it is to close the sets with PDi RF-HEMiS or USB
  • Facilities benefit from the standard three-year warranty or five-year extended warranty option.

Hospital TV Accessories

MDM offers hospital grade TV swing arms, mounts, remote controls, rotational stops, reinforcing plates, and more, all approved for in-room use in healthcare facilities, retirement communities, assisted living centers, and nursing homes.

We also offer patient room pillow speakers that are designed for oxygen-enriched environments, created to also reduce the transmission of pathogens. Plus, quality pillow speakers are a vital component of your overall hospital grade TV system and MDM can help you to choose nurse-call products that dovetail with your wiring.

Choose MDM for Modern Hospital Televisions

MDM is one of the largest hospital TV dealers in the United States, providing healthcare facilities with quality products and services available all in one place—with competitive pricing, thanks to our big buying power. Plus, we offer unsurpassed customer service and project management.

Services include consulting, installation, training, service, maintenance, and more: end to end services whether you’re ready for a new TV system installation or want an upgrade to your existing one. Your dedicated, accessible account manager will handle any service or warranty issues, providing ongoing support. Because healthcare facilities operate around the clock, you’ll have your account manager’s cell phone number for off-hours calls.

We recognize that no two healthcare facilities are the same, so we listen carefully to your needs and then make customized recommendations. MDM offers hospital-specific television sets and accessories to match your unique needs, ones that will dovetail with your existing infrastructure.

If you don’t see what you need on our site, just let us know. We’re always adding new products and will be happy to work with you directly to find exactly the right hospital TVs within your timeline and budget. To get started, please contact us online or call 800-359-6741.