Blythedale Children's Hospital Launches Telehealth Program

Blythedale Children's Hospital and its first-ever telehealth program was featured in the April 24, 2020 Crain's NY Health Pulse Newsletter.

The new, virtual system will support the ongoing needs of 150+ medically complex patients in Blythedale's Day Hospital, outpatient and specialized feeding programs that were closed indefinitely, alongside on-site classes at Mount Pleasant Blythedale Union Free School District, following state mandates linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kids with medical conditions, including traumatic brain injuries, respiratory illnesses, cancer and neuromuscular disorders can now receive speec, occupational, physical and specialized feeding therapy sessions from home via a web-based system.

"Usually we don't make home visits, but it just allows everything to work very nicely," said Larry Levine, president and CEO of the hospital.

Click here to read more about the program in Crain's NY Health Pulse Newsletter for April 24, 2020.