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King’s Daughters now offers free Internet access to patients and visitors

ASHLAND, Ky. — Patients and visitors to King’s Daughters Medical Center now can easily connect to the Internet with their laptops and mobile devices while they are on the main campus.

The signal is completely separate from the information systems used for business and clinical operations, and allows public access to most functions and sites on the world wide web, including music, video, shopping, surfing and e-mail.

Customers can find the signal when their devices scan for networks while on campus.

No registration is needed, just click to agree to the terms of service, which includes some protection to help ensure access to only family-friendly sites.

“We’re very pleased to offer an Internet connection free to our customers,” said Chad Phipps, KDMC technology director.

“A large majority of patients and visitors now have laptops and mobile devices that they bring to the medical center.

The signal allows them to be productive, connected and entertained while they are in the waiting areas or patient rooms.”

Phipps said KDMC team members have received a very positive response to the new service during its initial rollout.