HYANNIS – Cape Cod Healthcare has announced a new partnership between Cape Cod Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital that will expand pediatric care for the Cape and Islands region.
Beginning this month, Boston Children’s physicians will provide 24-hour, 7-day-a-week medical services and clinical consultations for Cape Cod Hospital’s pediatric program.
The partnership includes Cape Cod Hospital’s Clinical Department, the Newborn Nursery, and the Delivery and Delivery Department, as well as consultations with the Emergency Department.
“In times of crisis, our patients want to be close to their loved ones instead of traveling for care. Now Boston Children’s Hospital will bring the practical expertise of their clinicians here,” said Cape Cod Healthcare President and CEO Michael Lauf.
New pediatric services will be delivered by Boston Children’s, including interactive video technology to support pre-transport decisions and care for critically ill newborns in need of transfer, CCHC officials said.
The partnership will also strengthen training for clinical risk scenarios.
“Boston Children’s Hospital is committed to providing access to the highest quality integrated pediatric care to patients and families throughout Massachusetts, preferably as close to home as possible,” said Boston Children’s Hospital president and CEO Dr. Kevin Churchwell in the statement.
“We look forward to working with the exceptional staff at Cape Cod Hospital – as well as other Cape care providers – to strengthen our shared ability to bring specialized pediatric care closer to Cape Cod’s patients and families.”
Lauf said Falmouth Hospital is already benefiting from the expertise of Boston Children’s Hospital and that this partnership is an extension of services designed to improve pediatric care across the region.