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Click on the video below for the inside story behind the creation of Hometown Health TV, LLC as seen on LSTV's "Profiles" .
According to a 2003 study by the American Medical Association, the average wait time to see a doctor is 20 minutes.
Not only does that statistic provide some interesting dialogue, it, along with some personal experiences, were the catalyst for Hometown Health TV, LLC and the source of the Hometown Health slogan, “Good Things for Those Who Wait.”
With the support of some visionary physicians, Hometown Health launched in March, 2009 with a two-fold objective. First, help create a more valuable and dynamic waiting room experience for patients by providing education, information and entertainment. Second, develop a specialty-exclusive, cost-effective video and web platform for area physicians and healthcare professionals to create more loyalty and trust with existing patients by sharing their expertise on health issues while introducing themselves to potentially new patients watching the video network in their peers’ offices.
“Hometown Health was developed with the intention of creating a better patient experience while allowing medical professionals a new multimedia forum for introducing themselves to prospective new clients,” said Marc Robertz-Schwartz, president of Hometown Health TV, LLC. “Viewers receive valuable insight on a wide variety of health-related issues from local medical experts and they’ll likely see familiar faces and places as we incorporate the local community into our monthly episodes.”
Hometown Health is complimented with a web site, www.YourHometownHealth.com, and a YouTube Channel which both include access to the most recent content featured in the video program as well as profiles of the participating medical professionals and support content. Be sure to "like" us on Facebook so you can following timely news, valuable links and access to even more great resources to help keep you and your family healthy.
You can also find Hometown Health twice a day, every day on LSTV reaching nearly 100,000 cable households throughout Lake County and The Villages on Comcast (Ch 13), and Brighthouse (Ch 199). For more information on the programming offered at LSTV, please follow the highlighted link.
Finally, through a partnership with the Lake County Health Department, Hometown Health is included in the daily programming rotation in 7 of the health department office waiting areas. Hometown Health is pleased to be able to provide county health information through its monthly program, web site and Facebook page.
Hometown Health TV, LLC has also offered various levels of support to; the Lake Sumter Medical Society, American Cancer Society of Lake/Sumter and Marion units, Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation, Lifestream Behavioral Center, Childrens' Advocacy Center of Lake Sumter, the Education Foundation of Lake and Sumter Counties and many more.
Hometown Health TV, LLC and it's sister marketing company, Apple Seed Marketing, have been honored with more than a dozen awards including:
As well as numerous AVA and MarComm awards and a 2011 Communitas Award for Community Service.
A 20 year, award-winning veteran of media and marketing, Marc has developed programming and promotional content for local television stations “from Maine to Miami.” Recruited by The Villages as General Manager of its 24-hour cable channel in 2003, he was later tasked with developing and overseeing the in-house agency that managed much of the local and national electronic advertising, video production and marketing of The Villages and many of its ancillary businesses.
With a commitment to the local community, hyper-local content and personal service, Hometown Health TV, LLC is based in Central Florida at 116 Orange Ave in Downtown Leesburg, and currently serves 40+ screens in Lake County (FL) and The Villages with plans to expand to other markets throughout 2013.