Boston Children’s Hospital and Cape Cod Hospital have announced a program for enhanced patient access to highly specialized pediatric care for Cape Cod families.

Since July 1, Boston Children’s physicians provide 24/7 medical services and clinical consultation for Cape Cod Hospital’s pediatric program, including its inpatient unit, newborn nursery and labor and delivery unit, and consultations to its emergency department.

Michael K. Lauf, president and chief executive officer of Cape Cod Healthcare, said, “The opportunity to work with Boston Children’s was an exciting choice, as it brings the added clinical quality, reputation, physicians and resources our community desires.

Boston Children’s will provide new pediatric services, including interactive video technology to support pre-transport decisions and care for critically ill newborns requiring transfer, training in high-risk clinical scenarios, and consultative support for Cape Cod Hospital’s newborn hearing screening program.

Dr. Kevin B. Churchwell, president and CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital, said, “We look forward to working together with the exceptional staff at Cape Cod Hospital, as well as other providers on the Cape, to strengthen our shared ability to bring specialized pediatric care closer to the patients and families of Cape Cod.”

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