BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to families in more than 44 million households across the United States, announced the winner of the contest it launched in September during a 32-hour marathon presentation of Season One of "Centro Médico." The grand-prize experience for the young winner and her guest included airfare and hotel accommodations in Madrid, and the opportunity to spend time to meet cast and crew of Centro Médico.
"The first season of Centro Médico was one of HITN's five most-watched programs and we are very pleased the marathon's contest achieved a huge level of engagement among our audience and digital users," remarked Maximiliano Vaccaro, Director of Digital Services at HITN. "During the weekend of the contest our website, HITN.TV, broke all previous records of visitors and participants."
HITN received more than 30,000 visits to its website in the first 15 days of September, with over 1,500 people signing up to participate in the contest. The winner, who correctly answered all of the questions posed about the show, is a recent high school graduate who plans to study nursing. Her mother, also a nurse, convinced her daughter to stay home the weekend of the Season One marathon to gain inspiration from "Centro Médico."
"To be a nurse, you need compassion, vocation and a desire to help others," noted Paola Delgado, the young winner and a resident of Lawrenceville, Georgia, EE.UU. "After watching my mother practice the profession for so many years, I think I have what it takes. After my meeting with the cast of 'Centro Médico', I'm determined even more to follow in my mom's footsteps and study to become a registered nurse."
"Centro Médico" recreates medical cases in a hospital setting, with fascinating explanations emphasizing the strategies adopted by doctors and patients. Every episode analyzes a common medical condition, describing the emotional effects that go hand in hand with clinical diagnosis and treatment. The show is produced in Spain by Televisión Española and airs in the United States exclusively on HITN.
Season Two of "Centro Médico," part of HITN's "Vida y Salud" (Life and Health) block, airs on weekdays at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/12:00 p.m. Pacific.
HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.