The Westmed Medical Group has installed a complete digital signage solution in its new comprehensive medical office at Westchester's Ridge Hill in Yonkers, New York, according to an announcement today from A/V solutions provider Essentialcom and smart digital media firm YCD Multimedia. Westmed's medical office offers a variety of medical services, including primary and specialty care, radiology, medical labs and urgent care.

The digital signage project, implemented by Essentialcom and based on YCD's digital signage platform, includes 22 HD video walls in the office's two main 300-foot-long corridors, and on the second floor entrance check-in lobby. Content includes high-definition ambiance video clips, such as nature and landscape, pictures taken by employees and patients, information about selected Westmed programs and services and more.

"The video walls have already improved patient experience, creating a calm and welcoming environment in waiting rooms and corridors throughout the facility," said Dr. Simeon Schwartz, president and CEO of Westmed Medical Group, in the announcement. "In addition, we offer employees and patients the opportunity to provide their favorite pictures to be displayed on the video walls. We also display educational programs, seminars and lectures on new health initiatives."

"The project demonstrates the benefits of digital media to the healthcare industry," said Noam Levavi, YCD's CEO. "Digital media creates a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere, thereby lowering patient anxiety and decreasing perceived wait time. In addition, the ability to deliver useful targeted information to patients visiting the clinic, in an attractive audio-visual manner, may directly contribute to their health."

The video walls installed at the medical office consist of more than 70 Samsung thin LED displays using the latest Key Digital HDMI extenders. YCD's C-nario Messenger, which serves as the engine behind the displays, is a complete digital signage display, distribution and management software platform that provides playback in any shape, size and resolution. Recently, YCD announced the integration of C-nario Messenger with the company's Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform, or RAMP. The hardware, software and content were integrated by Essentialcom, together with YCD's team.

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