Coos County Family Health, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Partner in New Telemedicine Service

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Coos County Family Health in Berlin


BERLIN, NH – Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Center for Connected Care are pleased to announce the launch of a new telemedicine service for North Country residents.

This new service uses live, two-way secure video on large format, high-definition mobile carts to connect D-H providers with CCFHS patients and local medical care teams.  Initially, the service will provide access to Endocrinology services for adults.  Additional specialty services for both children and adults will be added in the coming months.

The partnership brings together D-H endocrinologists Richard J. Comi, MD, and Sushela S. Chaidarun, MD, with Coos County Family Health patients using telemedicine to provide follow-up exams. This service will enhance the care provided to CCFHS patients by minimizing travel costs and providing timely access to specialty care.

“Our patients and their families have been asking for a telehealth option for some time now,” said Ken Gordon, CCFHS Chief Executive Officer.  “We’re pleased to offer this new service in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock at our Gorham and Pleasant Street Clinics.”

“The goal of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Center for Telehealth is to help deliver outstanding care to our region independent of patient location,” stated Kevin Curtis, MD, MS, Medical Director of D-H Connected Care.  “We are thrilled to provide endocrinology services to Coos County Family Health Services.”

Coos County Family Health Services is a nonprofit, community-based organization providing innovative, personalized comprehensive health care and social services of the highest quality to everyone, regardless of economic status.  A broad range of health and social services are offered to children and adults including primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, podiatry, dentistry, substance abuse treatment and services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK (D-H) is a nonprofit academic health system serving communities in northern New England. D-H provides access to more than 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, four affiliate hospitals, 24 ambulatory clinics and through the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH. The D-H system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center.

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