Medical Docuseries “Bizarre ER” To Air On Discovery Fit & Health
Posted Jun 14 2013 6:37am
This is really cool. My firm’s client, Lawrence General Hospital, will be featured in a documentary series that initially airs on July 6th at 10pm on Discovery Fit & Health. The award-winning program from Maverick TV, Bizarre ER, features fascinating and strange cases of medical survival that come through hospital emergency department doors. This season marks the first time the medical documentary series has been filmed at a U.S. hospital. According to Executive Producer Mark Downie, the fifth season of the popular series will be accessible to over one billion potential viewers worldwide.
Filmed on location in the U.S. at Lawrence General, in the United Kingdom and with follow up stories from around the world, each 30 minute episode of BIZARRE ER follows several patients facing an unusual injury, from the moment they walk through the doors of the emergency room. Viewers will join patients through the process of diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately discharge from the hospital. From body piercings gone awry to an eye glued shut, BIZARRE ER brings viewers into the lighter side of the emergency room.
“We are thrilled that Discovery Channel and Maverick TV selected our high-efficiency Emergency Center for the series. Viewers around the globe will soon be witness to the depth and breadth of the care provided at Lawrence General, as well as the compassion and capabilities of our amazing clinical team.” states Dianne J. Anderson, President & CEO, Lawrence General Hospital.
“Our Emergency Center is renowned for superior care delivered in a highly-efficient manner. Our strength is derived from our team of talented, dedicated physicians, nurses, consulting specialists, technicians and support staff; we are excited to be able to offer viewers a glimpse into the care delivered each and every day at Lawrence General Hospital.” adds George Kondylis, MD, FACEP, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Lawrence General Hospital.
“I was amazed at the professionalism, capabilities, efficiency and overall calmness of Lawrence General’s trauma staff, and it was an honor to work with them. We are excited that worldwide, viewer access to BIZARRE ER will top one billion individuals, our show’s widest spread yet; the series is already airing in Norway and Bulgaria and is rated in the top ten in both countries.” says Mark Downie, Executive Producer of BIZARRE ER, Head of Factual for Maverick TV.
BIZARRE ER is produced for Discovery Networks International (DNI) by Maverick TV. For DNI, Jon Sechrist is Executive Producer and for Maverick, Head of Factual Mark Downie is Executive Producer.