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7-10-13 "Loma Linda 360" wins Five Emmy® Awards
Loma Linda University Health’s (LLUH) advancement films team took home five Emmy® Awards at the 39th Annual Pacific Southwest Emmy® Awards on the evening of Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. LLUH’s TV show “Loma Linda 360” was recognized by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with the most highly regarded award in the television industry—the Emmy®.

“My team and I were honored to be recognized for the work that we do,” said advancement films director, Patricia Kelikani. “We have an awesome opportunity to share the stories of those who face challenges that life has thrown their way and the people who help them through it. They invite us on their journey in an effort to give hope to others, and we are inspired by them every day.”

”Loma Linda 360” was nominated seven times this year. The winning episodes and awards were:

“Who I Am”—PossAbiliites at East Campus
Human Interest single story or series
Words can't describe how traumatic life is after a disabling injury. In the 2011 PossAbilities video, four members show how one's identity isn't about physical capabilities but who you are as a person.

“Loma Linda 360: Heart to Heart”—Children's Hospital
Health Science Program/Special
Over 25 years ago infant heart transplantation was pioneered at Loma Linda, watch as we take you from the beginning with Baby Fae to the present with Baby David.      
“Can You See My Pain?”—Behavioral Medicine Center
Informational/Instructional program/special
About one in five teens "cuts" or self-injures his or her body. This episode tells the story of three young adolescents who strive to live life without hurting themselves and raises awareness about this notorious coping mechanism.

“Loma Linda 360: Beating Cancer”—Cancer Center and Proton Treatment Center
Magazine Program/Special
An inside look at the journey of cancer patients, cutting-edge proton therapy, and the celebration of survival at the Believe Walk event.

“End It Now: A Look into Preventing Child Abuse"—Children's Hospital
Public/Current/Community Affairs program/special
Child Abuse is much more common than we think. The statistics are staggering, with 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys being molested by the age of 18. "End It Now" gives us an inside look at this silent killer, and the dramatic effect it has on a person's life as they mature into adulthood. The video seeks to raise awareness and train audiences how to respond if they witness abuse, or if they're experiencing it themselves.

This is the show’s third year to win Emmy® Awards. The last season earned Emmys in four categories, and season two swept its categories by taking home three gold trophies.

Season four of “Loma Linda 360” aired last year on the PBS affiliate, KVCR and KVCR-DC as well as the CBS and ABC affiliates in the Palm Springs area. It is currently airing on Hope Channel and Loma Linda Broadcasting Network, and can be viewed online at llu.edu/360, http://www.youtube.com/LLUHealth, and https://vimeo.com/channels/lomalinda360.

Advancement films is currently in production on a new show called “Life on the Line” that is being planned for release on PBS stations nationally.

The purpose of the Emmy® Awards is to recognize outstanding achievements in television by conferring annual awards of merit in the Pacific Southwest region, which includes San Diego, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence for those working in television and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational achievements in television.

Contact Advancement Films:

Email: film@llu.edu 
Phone: (909) 558-7000
Advancement Films
11245 Anderson Street, Suite 100
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Original article from Loma Linda University

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