Northwest Community Healthcare, Lurie Children's Hospital partner for pediatric emergency telemedicine

Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Northwest Community Healthcare added telemedicine services to its pediatric emergency department through a partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Through the partnership, pediatric patients at Northwest Community Healthcare will have access to pediatric specialists from Lurie Children's Hospital via video conferencing. The goal of the program is to enable local pediatric patients to receive specialized care at Northwest Community Healthcare rather than having to travel into Chicago.

"The goal is to keep pediatric patients in their own community surrounded by family and friends so that they can heal better," said Katie Bohling, director of telemedicine programs at Lurie Children's Hospital.

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