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CCM Health Adds Neonatal Virtual Care Services through Children’s Minnesota

CCM Health - Neonatal Virtual Care Services through Children’s Minnesota

CCM Health is launching neonatal virtual care services through a partnership with Children’s Minnesota’s neonatology program. Through the telehealth partnership, CCM Health will now have 24/7 access to Children’s Minnesota’s Level IV neonatal expertise, the highest designation by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Children’s Minnesota neonatology program has been ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

“We are excited to be adding neonatal virtual care services to our already robust obstetrics program in Montevideo, Minnesota. By providing this level of care for patients and families in our region, we continue working towards CCM Health’s mission of providing a lifetime of quality, personalized care,” shared Amy Pederson, Perinatal Services Supervisor at CCM Health.

“This truly allows us to provide the highest quality, specialized care to our newborns when needed,” said Dr. Nick Taurinskas, family practice and obstetrics physician at CCM Health. “This partnership provides CCM Health and our families with the ability to more easily connect with expertly-trained physicians, so we can continue to better serve our patients right here in the Montevideo area.”

Virtual care continues to transform the ability of physicians to collaborate, enabling expertise to be exported across systems and often allowing babies to be cared for closer to home. Through this partnership, physicians can engage in a virtual consultation using audio and video technology with a neonatal clinician from Children’s Minnesota. Within minutes, clinicians from both systems can then consult on the care management of the newborn requiring acute evaluation and stabilization after birth, determine if the newborn needs transport and, if so, rapidly deploy the transport team to get the newborn to an advanced center for further care.

CCM Health is a leader in Southwest Minnesota for providing obstetrical care for women and their families. CCM Health offers labor, delivery, and recovery in one convenient and comfortable room. They have an experienced Obstetrics and Birthing Services (OB) team of physicians and midwives who helped deliver 149 babies in 2021. For additional information on CCM Health and its services, visit ccmhealthmn.com or call (320) 269-8877.