Covenant Health System has introduced a new patient television channel.

The group has implemented the C.A.R.E. Channel for patient television, which offers respite from commercial television, noise, and other stressful distractions. The programming consists of nature images and soothing instrumental music, which the hospital system says can enhance and promote healing.

Patients can view 72 hours of non-repetitive music and images, and also includes nighttime broadcasts which is expected to support restfulness and sleep.

The channel, which has been locally funded by the Covenant Foundation, and supported by Suddenlink Communications and the Northwest Texas Conference of United Methodist Churches, was developed in 1992, and is used in hospitals throughout 48 states.