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Douglas A. Smith Family Foundation donates $35,000 to telehealth initiative


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Technology has brought huge improvements to the delivery of health services in communities across the North, especially in smaller rural communities such as those on Manitoulin Island through the use of telehealth. But that delivery depends heavily on having the technological equipment and infrastructure to connect specialist with patient.

“The Manitoulin Central Family Health Team (MCFHT) was the recipient of the very generous donation of $35,000 from the Douglas A. Smith Family Foundation to support the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) program offered in Mindemoya,” said health team executive director Lori Oswald. “The OTN program enables accessible healthcare by using video and secure technology to connect patients and health care providers. The MCFHT was able to replace end-of-life equipment in a timely manner with this funding support.”


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