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Free Telehealth Video Visits Offered to Texas Families Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Friday, Sep 1, 2017

Florida

One of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems is offering Texas families free access to its board certified pediatricians over a smartphone, tablet or the internet. Nemours CareConnect has been providing live video visits to families in five states, starting in 2015. The service is being temporarily expanded to Texas after the Office of the Governor of Texas suspended statutes and rules to allow healthcare providers in good standing in another state to practice in Texas in order to assist with the disaster response.

"The technology of Nemours CareConnect lets us remotely bring board-certified pediatricians right into Texas, where families need us most,” said Carey Officer, administrator of telehealth for Nemours Children’s Health System. “Our entire team is passionate about helping children, especially those facing such a heartbreaking struggle. We are so thankful that the Governor’s decision allows Nemours play a part in helping families access the care they need right now."

Families can access Nemours CareConnect through the internet at www.NemoursCareConnect.com. If the family still has a smart phone or tablet available, they may download the Nemours CareConnect app on Apple or Android Stores. The normal charge for the service will be waived in Texas when families enter the following coupon code: Harvey.

Nemours CareConnect pediatricians treat newborns and kids online with a range of conditions, including vomiting and diarrhea, infected wounds and upper respiratory infections.

Nemours CareConnect is built on a platform designed by telehealth leader, American Well. The service launched in Florida in 2015. It later expanded to Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 2012, it opened the full-service Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours offers pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to all families in the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.Nemours.org.

About Osceola Regional Medical Center

Osceola Regional Medical Center is a state-of-the-art 318-bed hospital and a designated Trauma Center Level II Provisional Status. The hospital offers a comprehensive array of services such as a Behavioral Health Center, Heart and Vascular Institute, Orthopedic and Spine Center and Emergency services with Pediatric ER, Chest Pain Center with PCI, Advanced Primary Stroke Center and free-standing Hunter’s Creek ER. Osceola Regional continues to grow with the community, announcing an upcoming Pediatric ICU and expansion of its existing Pediatric Inpatient Unit and Neonatal ICU Level II. In addition, Women’s Services include the Baby Suites labor/delivery unit, the Osceola Imaging and Breast Center and innovative options as Robotic Surgery. The Heart and Vascular Institute provides the latest technology in diagnostic and treatment options as cryoablation for arrhythmias and minimally invasive cardiac and vascular surgery to include TAVR, a minimally invasive surgical approach to repair a heart valve due to aortic stenosis. Osceola Regional also offers outpatient services as the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, Kissimmee Physical Therapy Center and the Kissimmee Surgery Center.

For more information, visit OsceolaRegional.com »

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.