Published on: 05/21/2014
Dr. Deise Granado-Villar, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Erick Hernandez, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, discuss symptoms with a patient in the Ukraine through MCH Anywhere.
MIAMI - Boris Clinic, the largest private hospital in Ukraine, has formalized an agreement with Miami Children’s Hospital’s (MCH) global telemedicine program – MCH Anywhere – that will enable telemedicine consults to support the care of children in Ukraine. A press conference was held May 20 in Ukraine along with the first consult, which featured an 11-year-old Ukrainian boy.
Through a fast and secure connection, physicians and patients in Ukraine connect to MCH subspecialists for an individualized consultation through digital medical devices that allow for examination of patients in real time. The instrumental methods of examination can include electrocardiograms, ultrasound, endoscopy, audiology and more. The consultations allow for multidisciplinary examination from a team of specialists in order to support the patient’s assessment.
Members of the MCH medical team participating in the first Ukrainian consult were Dr. Deise Granado-Villar, MCH Senior Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs/Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Erick Hernandez, a pediatric gastroenterologist on the medical staff at MCH. Participating in the Ukraine were Michael Radutsky, President of Boris Clinic, and Dr. Viktor Sidorenko, Chief Surgeon at Boris Clinic. Dr. Andrea Maggioni, Medical Director of Global Health for MCH, was also in Ukraine for the first consult.
Nancy Humbert, Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Services, said, “We are delighted to partner with Boris Clinic to eliminate barriers of time and distance to serve children. Through our shared passion, we are making a difference for families in Ukraine.”
Dr. Granado-Villar said, “A common purpose unites us with our colleagues in Ukraine– the desire to help children. For me, there is no higher calling than to strive to create a better world for children.”
MCH Anywhere’s Global Telemedicine Command Center is a 2,400-square-foot facility in the heart of the MCH campus, with advanced two-way voice, data and video technology and a high-speed broadband wireless network with the capacity to send and receive high-resolution visual images, radiology reports, laboratory tests and other information. Medical translation services are also provided during the sessions when needed.
MCH is one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the United States, with a 650-member medical staff that includes experts in virtually every pediatric subspecialty. For more information about MCH Anywhere please visit www.MCHAnywhere.com
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine. In fact, it is the only hospital in Florida to be ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties assessed by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings for three consecutive years, 2011, 2012 and 2013-14. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.
About Boris Clinic
Boris Clinic is the largest private hospital in the Ukraine. Founded in 1993, Boris Clinic is unique in the Ukraine as it is equipped with some of the most modern medical equipment of world leaders in the medical industry. The hospital offers a wide range of healthcare services including diagnosis by subspecialists, therapy, laboratory services, diagnostic tests, surgery and hospitalization "all under one roof." It has branches in Kharkov, Donetsk and two in Kiev.