At Children’s Mercy Kansas City, 26 of the hospital’s 47 pediatric specialties are now offered via a telemedicine network that serves Missouri families who would otherwise have to drive several hours to see a specialist.

The 367-bed hospital operates three telemedicine clinics staffed by trained nurse facilitators, with a fourth due to go on line shortly. All told, these clinics serve about 150 children a month, giving them access to some of the country’s most in-demand doctors.

SOURCE:, February 27, 2017