sjch 

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

Dating back to 1999, the Sisters of Charity and St. Joseph's have been embracing the mission and vision of Frank and Peg Brady's charitable foundation, Medical Missions for Children (MMC). As both a partner and benefactor of this international, medically-focused, non-profit organization, St. Joseph's Healthcare System has extended its reach far beyond the tri-state geographic region it has served for over 140 years. Throughout its sixteen year partnership with MMC, St. Joseph's has stood alongside Medical Missions for Children as it has formed its Global Telemedicine and Teaching Network. From the onset, the medical staff of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital has provided the insight and expertise needed to provide appropriate diagnosis and treatment for the world's most critically-ill children.

Attending the needs of its local community, St. Joseph's and MMC also launched the Giggles Children's Theater in February of 2005. Located on the 2nd floor of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Giggles was created as a forum for children's entertainment and healing. The theater is available to all inpatients, outpatients, family members and staff alike with live performances taking place each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Now in its eleventh year of operation, the Giggles Theater offers a constant reminder that "Laughter is the best medicine".

Also on the domestic front and in association with Medical Missions for Children, St. Joseph's Healthcare System has broadened its medical capabilities and reach. Through the development of formalized medical affiliations with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital of Memphis, TN, and Johns Hopkins Medical Center of Baltimore, MD, St. Joseph's is presently establishing itself as a predominant regional center of excellence for the treatment of pediatric cancer.

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polycom 

Polycom

With the origin of MMC's relationship with Polycom dating back to a "contest" won by the charity's founders, Frank and Peg Brady, in the spring of 2000, MMC continues to recognize Polycom is one of its most significant and most generous benefactors. For the past thirteen years, Polycom's videoconferencing endpoint and infrastructure technology has served as the cornerstone for the creation of a global medical outreach initiative targeted at providing high-quality pediatric specialty care for sick children in under-served communities the world over.  In short, without the ongoing and loyal support of Polycom, MMC would have been unable to impact the lives and medical outcomes of thousands of children each year.

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Intelsat 

Intelsat

The company whose generosity has allowed MMC to launch and operate its Medical Broadcasting Channel since 2004, Intelsat is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For more than 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, internet service providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services.

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Panasonic 

Panasonic

In 2008, when MMC made its decision to explore the possibility of constructing and equipping a high-definition TV studio (at its office location on the campus of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ), it became quickly apparent that the organization could not move forward without the assistance of a very knowledgeable and supportive technology partner.  As good fortune would have it, Panasonic of North America has its U.S. headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey. When approached they were immediately empathic to our ambitious plans and need for financial and technical assistance.  The result was MMC's opening of a new HD production facility in the fall of 2009.  MMC-Panasonic HDTV Studios @ St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center was designed and integrated by Panasonic Systems Solutions Company, with the broadcast equipment provided by Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company.

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videobank 

VideoBank

When MMC was in the final stages of installing and testing its satellite broadcast technology, the organization's management team came to the realization that in order to host a medically-focused television station, it would need the ability to properly format, store and retrieve its video content.  In addition, it would need the ability to systematically schedule and broadcast pre-selected video programs in a manner that was compatible with the satellite transmission platform that had already been configured.  What was needed (at this point) was a digital asset management (DAM) system of some kind.

Videobank is a New Jersey-based company best known for its ability to revolutionize the ways in which educational institutions, medical facilities, government organizations, entertainment companies and the U.S. military archive manage and distribute their video assets and other digital services.  As good fortune would have it, they offered their assistance just when we needed it.  Due in large part to a relationship that was cultivated between MMC co-founder, Frank Brady and Videobank President and CEO, Lou Siracusano, Videobank elected to install its entire suite of digital asset management modules - at a nominal cost to MMC - resulting in MMC's ability to properly store and manage each of its more than 5,000 video files and also successfully stream this video files via its satellite teleport.

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digitalmovers 

Digital Movers

A partner and generous supporter of MMC since the year 2000, Digital Movers is the premier provider of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) outsourcing services to companies that need to communicate commerce transaction data electronically with their Trading Community. Their experience and technological leadership allows them to readily assist their customers to address such opportunities. Digital Movers maintains a communication and electronic document-processing network designed to be secure, reliable, scalable and available. Digital Movers’ techniques improve their clients’ implementation times and their flexibility allows them to meet the demands of the value chain of customers and suppliers - all at significant cost savings compared to other solutions.

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NJ Theatre Alliance 

Live shows at Giggles are performed by talented actors, singers, musicians, magicians, clowns and dancers from the New York/New Jersey area including theater companies such as The Studio Players and The Yates Musical Theater for Children. Giggles is honored to be a venue for the annual NJ Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival, a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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bef 

Boomer Esiason Foundation

In 2015, MMC agreed to form a joint venture with the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) to develop a library of videos aimed at children with serious diseases and their parents. The program will have a “Sesame Street” format using puppets, animation and other tools to explain the disease to the child and a video tutorial to prepare the parents to be able answer any questions the child may have. MMC has been creatively relating to children since 2005 with the opening of Giggles Children’s Theater to entertain hospitalized children.

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LTN Global Communications

LTN Global Communications

The LTN partnership started in 2015 as a result of a generous donation of equipment by LTN allowing MMC to dramatically increase our global broadcast and streaming reach.

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Thank you to all our partners.