NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wellness Network ( www.thewellnessnetwork.tv), parent company of The Patient Channel, The Newborn Channel, and HealthStyle Press, today announced the launch of The MedSerenity Channel, a new dedicated channel of integrative mind-body healing and relaxation programming. Professionally developed by experts in integrative and mind-body medicine, The MedSerenity Channel offers programs designed by content partner Medcalm® to help with pain relief, anxiety reduction, better sleep, and overall peace of mind. The MedSerenity Channel supports patient care in virtually any hospital environment, including pre- and post-operative, maternity, oncology, pediatrics, and cardiac care. The Channel launched nationally this month and is available to hospitals and health care facilities throughout the United States on a subscription basis. "We are excited to complement our existing portfolio with this important new tool for holistic healing," said Dave Ross, COO of The Wellness Network. "Guided imagery, meditation, and other mind-body relaxation techniques are known to be clinically effective in reducing patient pain and improving quality of life, and The MedSerenity Channel offers hospitals a high-quality, cost-effective method of delivering integrative care right to the patient's room." About The Wellness Network The Wellness Network owns The Patient Channel, The Newborn Channel, The MedSerenity Channel, and HealthStyle Press. The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel are the largest in-hospital TV networks in the U.S. Delivered directly to patient rooms and waiting areas, the Channels provide viewers with original, award-winning health programs and advertisers with the unique ability to integrate brand messaging with content that is compelling and endorsed by health care professionals. The Newborn Channel broadcasts around the clock baby care and postpartum programming for new moms. The Patient Channel features both condition-specific and preventive health programming to empower and inform patients. The Channels are available in more than 2,000 hospitals nationwide. HealthStyle Press publishes America's Health Guides™, passport-sized health education booklets for every stage of life.