FEB. 13, 2007 | Labor and Delivery residents at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will be featured in multiple live and taped news reports Feb. 13 – Feb. 15 on KATV-Channel 7 in a special report the station has promoted as “Real Life Grey’s Anatomy.”
Channel 7 television crews will be on the fifth floor of UAMS Medical Center round the clock starting 6 p.m. Tuesday through 10:30 p.m. Thursday to showcase the daily pressures these physicians and nursing staff face and how they facilitate the miracle of birth.
The live and taped reports will air beginning with the 10 p.m. news on Tuesday, then continue Wednesday morning during the 5 a.m.-7 a.m. Daybreak show, the 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Good Morning Arkansas show, and the 11:30 a.m.-noon Mid Day show.
Reports will be featured during the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news on Wednesday, then resume on Thursday during the 5 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. shows. The special feature will continue Thursday during the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. news, and conclude during the 10 p.m. news.
In addition to following the residents as they attend patients in labor, perform C-sections and carry out their day-to-day patient care and sometimes all-night vigils, pre-taped interviews will air with the residents and supervising physicians.
Interviews will feature Curtis Lowery, M.D., a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Whit Hall, M.D, medical director of the UAMS Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, and Paul Wendel, M.D., director of Labor and Delivery.
Featured residents include Pittman Moore, M.D.; David Nelson, M.D.; Kristin Markell, M.D.; and Matthew Sellers, M.D.
Also, several patients were interviewed, and the television crew taped two C-sections assisted by residents.
The special report takes its name from the popular ABC drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” which centers around four surgical interns working at a fictional Seattle hospital.