USDA Grant Makes Investment in Telemedicine in NH and VT

By Joe Gullo

Published 02/04 2014 03:42PM

Updated 02/04 2014 03:50PM

LEBANON, N.H. - A USDA grant makes an investment in telemedicine in New Hampshire and Vermont.

A press release says Dartmouth-Hitchcock and its Center for Telehealth have been awarded two grants totaling $998,356. Telemedicine equipment will be sent to six counties in rural New Hampshire and seven counties in rural Vermont. Counties receiving the equipment include Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor counties in Vermont and Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Sullivan counties in NH.

“Telemedicine is a critical piece of the sustainable health system Dartmouth-Hitchcock is working to create,” said Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Dr. James N. Weinstein. “To really serve the people of our region, we need to get health care to them where they live. In emergency situations, access to our specialists has been shown to save lives. For more routine care and monitoring, telemedicine allows us to partner with providers in the community to assure the highest quality care with convenience and lower cost.”

Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Center for Telehealth was launched in 2012.

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