LITTLETON — Littleton Regional Healthcare is partnering with Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Connected Care to provide critical neonatal services to its patients via telemedicine.
“The birth of a baby is a complex process all on its own, though adjusting to life outside of the mother’s body can also lead to a need for a higher level of care,” a news release states. “TeleICN, or intensive care neonatology provided through telemedicine, provides 24/7 real-time assessment and treatment recommendations for babies born in Littleton. TeleICN has been shown to reduce transfers, helping to keep patients and their families closer to home.”
Littleton Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit community hospital dedicated to serving the communities of northern New Hampshire.
“Our North Country Women’s Health providers from Littleton Regional Healthcare are so pleased to work with Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Connected Care to offer these vital services to the patients we serve,” said Robert Nutter, president at Littleton Regional Healthcare.
“As the leading provider of obstetrics and gynecological services in northern New Hampshire, Littleton Regional Healthcare will be able to enhance its premier birthing program and continue to bring the highest quality healthcare services to the region we serve, while ensuring babies are healthy, loved, and safe during those first critical moments in their lives,” Nutter said.
Through the use of state-of-the-art telemedicine technology, a board-certified Dartmouth-Hitchcock neonatologist will join the local bedside team in Littleton to provide neonatal care and support for a wide variety of diagnoses, according to the news release.
“We are excited to contribute to the excellent care that is provided in Littleton and to have the opportunity to offer our services instantly through telemedicine technology,” Steven Ringer, MD, PhD, Chief of Neonatology at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock said in the news release.