Medical Center receives audio-visual innovation award

June 29, 2011

The premier journal for the audio-visual industry, AV Technology, announced at the 2011 InfoComm conference the winners of their first annual AV Technology Awards. Awards were given in 10 categories. Penn State Hershey Medical Center received the Most Innovative AV Installation in Healthcare award in recognition of the AV design of the Surgery Live program.

Surgery Live is a program funded by Highmark and operated in collaboration with the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. Selected students from area high school districts attend an education session at the Whitaker Center, where a live surgical procedure is broadcast from Operating Room 18 at the Medical Center to the Whitaker Center. Audio and video is sent from the operating room to the Whitaker Center and audio is returned. The AV design allows students at the Whitaker Center to converse with the surgeon and staff in the operating room while watching the surgery live. The Surgery Live program recently completed its third year of operation.

Russ Scaduto and the staff of the MultiMedia Solutions department designed the AV system for the Surgery Live program. The design was submitted by V-Brick, Inc., the company that manufactures the AV equipment used in the program. More information about Surgery Live is available online at

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Last Updated June 30, 2011