SOURCE: Glowpoint


September 01, 2010 15:03 ET

Media Advisory: Hospitalized Children in New Jersey Get Sneak Peak of Air Show -- and Talk With U.S.A.F. Air Combat Command Pilots in West Virginia -- via Video Connection on Friday, September 3 From 1-2 PM EDT

HILLSIDE, NJ--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) - Infirmed children at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey, will get to talk via a video connection with U.S.A.F. Air Combat Command Pilots, and view aerial demonstrations, before the official start of the "Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Open House & Air Show" in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The video event takes place 1-2 PM EDT on Friday, September 3, 2010 at the Giggles Children's Theatre, located at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ. This opportunity is sponsored by "Operation: Aviators for Kids," a partnership involving a Cisco video connection provided by Core BTS, managed services donated by Glowpoint, and Polycom videoconferencing end-point technology provided by Medical Missions for Children at the Giggles Children's Theater.

Event Details  
Time: 1-2 PM EDT
Date: Friday, September 3, 2010
Location: Giggles Children's Theatre, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, 703
  Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503
Event Contact: Christopher Welch, +1 (312) 235-3888, ext. 2017,
Hospital On-site Contact: Marie Caliendo, +1 (201) 417-0245,
Air Show On-site Contact: Tom Bendien, +1 (571) 315-3665,

About "Thunder Over the Blue Ridge" Open House & Air Show
The 167th Airlift Wing is proud to be hosting the "Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Open House & Air Show" on September 4 - 5, 2010. Building on the success of the 2008 Spirit of America Over Martinsburg Air Show, the 167th Airlift Wing, along with the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport and the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, will be bringing together some of the nation's most exciting aerial demonstration teams, including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Air Force A-10 Demo East, U.S. Navy F-18 Hornet, and U.S. Army Golden Knights.

About St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is a leader in comprehensive health care for children. Recognized for our high standard of quality responsive and compassionate pediatric care, St. Joseph's is a state designated children's hospital offering a broad spectrum of services for patients from birth to 21 years of age -- and their families.

When children are ill or injured, their condition and treatment can affect their overall development in ways that are important to foresee. That is why we say we "treat the whole child," and have implemented a team approach to treatment. The various pediatric specialists at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital share their knowledge and experience to identify and anticipate complications that may impact the child's state-of-mind and future development.

Blazing new paths in leading-edge technology and care, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital practices family-centered care. We strive to make children and families feel safe and to help them understand, and cope with, the challenges of illness.

About Glowpoint
Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW) enables video users to effortlessly and securely call one another regardless of their video technology or network. With unlimited, "open" access to Glowpoint's cloud-based, hosted-video infrastructure and services, video calling within -- and between -- companies is dramatically simplified. From full-featured telepresence and video conferencing suites to desktop video, Glowpoint supports customers around the world with 24/7 managed services that allow business professionals to enjoy "in-the-same-room" intimacy and cost savings. To see a video-in-the-cloud demonstration, and to learn more about how cost-effective and easy telepresence and video conferencing can be for your business, email us at or visit

About Core BTS, Inc.
Core BTS, Inc. is a business technology infrastructure company that first seeks to understand you and your business, then helps you utilize technology to move your business forward. Headquartered in Madison, WI with 11 offices in six states, Core BTS delivers unified communications, data center, video, enterprise architecture and security solutions. See to find an office near you or contact our headquarters at or by phone at (608) 661-7700.

About Medical Missions for Children
Founded in 1999, Medical Missions for Children is dedicated to the mission of providing quality healthcare to critically-ill children throughout the world. It is an organization that knows no geographic boundaries and to date has successfully implemented 108 medical treatment and education programs in as many countries. Tapping into the volunteer spirit of the North American medical community, MMC hosts a consultative and educational support network for healthcare providers in developing nations who often lack the resources and specialty knowledge needed to successfully diagnosis and treat an infinite number of medical conditions.

The name of MMC's communications infrastructure is the Global Telemedicine & Teaching Network™ (GTTN). The GTTN is a satellite- and Internet-based communications system that features an ever-expending digitized, video-based medical library, a global satellite-broadcast TV station (Medical Broadcast Channel - MBC), and an Internet Protocol (IP) supported, real-time, videoconference-based, remote diagnostics capability. The distribution of medical knowledge transported across the GTTN is supported by a network of 27 U.S.-based medical institutions, whose medical expertise is leveraged first to support a fully interactive telemedicine system and secondly to build a repository of medical content that is subsequently broadcast over MMC's satellite and Internet2 distribution platforms. The GTTN is also used to broadcast live and pre-recorded child entertainment programming designed to touch the lives of hospitalized children throughout the U.S. and overseas.

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