Coronavirus: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital awarded $719K to provide telehealth services

WASHINGTON — Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has been awarded $719,098 as part of an allocation of $930,009 in grants to health care facilities in the state help provide telehealth services.

Two other health care facilities in Ohio received grants as well from the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau. The grants announced Wednesday are in addition to a telehealth grant announced in April for the Health Partners of Western Ohio in Lima.

These grants come from funds made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The following facilities received the latest round of funding:

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: To provide telehealth services to the highest risk pediatric patients with complex health care needs, including tracheostomy and ventilator dependence, gastrostomy and tube feeding dependence, to limit their potential exposure by keeping them out of the hospital and safely at home, which improves their health prognosis and frees up resources to care for children with COVID-19.
  • Community Teaching Homes, Inc., in Toledo: Awarded $20,761 to provide the full continuum of behavioral health services through telehealth connections to COVID-19 highly vulnerable and at risk children and families, specializing in youth involved with the child welfare, juvenile justice, and developmental disabilities systems.
  • Southwest General Health Center, in Middleburg Heights: Awarded $190,150 for connected devices, laptops and other equipment that will be used to conduct remote patient monitoring, medical voice and video consultations, and for inpatient care to prevent the spread of COVID-19.