New England Telehealth Consortium connects 300th healthcare location onto network

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New England Telehealth Consortium connects 300th healthcare location onto network

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:43am -- tim

The New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) has announced that it has connected the 300th healthcare facility to its network. NETC worked with FairPoint Communications, one of several vendors, to link healthcare facilities in northern New England to the network. NETC is a federally funded consortium of healthcare providers whose mandate is to create a shared network among rural and urban healthcare facilities across the region. Based in Bangor, Maine – NETC received a$24.6 million Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rural Health Care Pilot Program award to bring telemedicine to the region. 

"We are excited to announce that we now have 300 facilities connected to the NETC network," said Jim Rogers, the founder of NETC and president of ProInfoNet, the company managing the implementation of the NETC network. "We have fully committed the funding award and now provide the NETC health care providers a sustainable, redundant, high quality broadband network. The response from the participants has been incredible, and as a result, we recently upgraded our redundant core network from 80 Gigabits to 120 Gigabits to handle the capacity needs of the users."

"We are extremely pleased to have reached this milestone after eight years of diligent work and appreciate the dedication of our project management contractor, ProInfoNet, for executing the implementation professionally and effectively," said Brian Thibeau, the president of NETC.

Through the connection to the NETC network, health care providers are now able to deliver remote trauma consultation and expansive telemedicine by linking many rural health care facilities – including hospitals, behavioral health sites, and community health care centers – in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine – to urban hospitals and health clinics throughout New England.

Rogers stated that the network will greatly improve the capability and efficiency of healthcare in northern New England and will help these institutions share information that will ultimately benefit patients all across the region. Healthcare facilities linked to NETC's network can quickly share potentially life-saving information from remote areas around the region.

"FairPoint has made many investments in Maine. The most important is our investment to upgrade the communication infrastructure and technology of our fiber-based network which allowed us to meet the technology needs of NETC," said Mike Reed, Maine state president for FairPoint Communications. "This network was designed and built as a data network with the capability to move large files quickly and efficiently, and as a result, FairPoint can meet the high bandwidth needs of the NETC participants."

Rogers added, "We originally thought NETC would not be able to get the bulk of our services from one service provider. However, because of FairPoint's investment in its network they had NETC's needs almost completely covered." 

A list of the facilities that have been connected to the NETC network can be found HERE or below.

Installed Sites as of June 15, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (Lebanon, NH)
Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital - Fiscal Services & Billing Office (Lebanon, NH)
Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital - Physician Practices (White River Junction, VT)
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services (Littleton, NH)
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services - Franconia (Franconia, NH)
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services - Warren (Warren, NH)
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services - Whitefield (Whitefield, NH)
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services - Woodsville (Woodsville, NH)
Androscoggin Valley Hospital (Berlin, NH)
Androscoggin Valley Hospital - Physical Therapy Suite (West Stewartstown, NH)
Androscoggin Valley Hospital - Physical Therapy Suite at CCNH Berlin (Berlin, NH)
Androscoggin Valley Hospital - Rehab Gorham (Gorham, NH)
Androscoggin Valley Hospital - UCVH ASA (Colebrook, NH)
Androscoggin Valley Hospital - Weeks ENT (Lancaster, NH)
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (Brattleboro, VT)
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital - Brattleboro Family Healthcare (Brattleboro, VT)
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital - Cornerstone Pediatrics (Bellows Falls, VT)
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital - Putney Family Medicine (Putney, VT)
Brattleboro Retreat (Brattleboro, VT)
Calais Regional Hospital (Calais, ME)
Cary Medical Center (Caribou, ME)
Cary Medical Center - Kimball Community Health Center (Fort Fairfield, ME)
Cary Medical Center - Pines Family Health Center (Presque Isle, ME)
Cary Medical Center - Pines Health Center (Caribou, ME)
Cary Medical Center - Pines Ophthalmology (Caribou, ME)
Cary Medical Center - Pines Washburn Health Center (Washburn, ME)
Cary Medical Center - St. John Valley Health Center (Van Buren, ME)
Catholic Medical Center (Manchester, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - Amoskeag Primary Care (Manchester, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - Bedford Radiology Practice (Bedford, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - Breast Care Center (Bedford, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - CMC Urgent Care and Willowbend Primary Care (Bedford, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - Family Health and Wellness/Granite State Internal Medicine (Bedford, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - Goffstown Primary Care (Goffstown, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - Health Care for the Homeless Clinic (Manchester, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - Highlander Way Internal Medicine (Manchester, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - Hooksett Medical Park (Hooksett, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - Hooksett Primary Care (Hooksett, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - MGM (Manchester, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - NEHI Nashua (Nashua, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - New England Sleep Center (Manchester, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - Outpatient Rehabilitation Services (Manchester, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - New England Heart Institute (Derry, NH)
Catholic Medical Center - Webster St. Internal Medicine (Manchester, NH)
Central Vermont Medical Center (Berlin, VT)
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (Keene, NH)
Cheshire Medical Center/D.H. Keene - Audiology and Hearing Aids (Keene, NH)
Cheshire Medical Center/D.H. Keene - Brattleboro Pulmonary and Rheumatology Services (Brattleboro, VT)
Cheshire Medical Center/D.H. Keene - Dermatology (Keene, NH)
Cheshire Medical Center/D.H. Keene - Jaffrey Family Medicine and Specialty Services (Jaffrey, NH)
Cheshire Medical Center/D.H. Keene - Peterborough Urology Services (Peterborough, NH)
Cheshire Medical Center/D.H. Keene - Urology and Ophthalmology Center (Keene, NH)
Cheshire Medical Center/D.H. Keene - Walpole (Walpole, NH)
Cheshire Medical Center/D.H. Keene - Winchester (Winchester, NH)
Community Health Access Network - Newmarket (Newmarket, NH)
Community Health Access Network - Portsmouth (Portsmouth, NH)
Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region - Brandon Medical Center (Brandon, VT)
Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region - Castleton Family Health Center (Bomoseen, VT)
Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region - Community Dental (Rutland, VT)
Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region - Mettowee Valley Family Health Center (West Pawlet, VT)
Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region - Pediatrics (Rutland, VT)
Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region - Rutland Community Health Center (Rutland, VT)
Coos County Family Health Services - 133 Pleasant (Berlin, NH)
Coos County Family Health Services - 59 Page (Berlin, NH)
Coos County Family Health Services - Admin (Berlin, NH)
Coos County Family Health Services - Gorham (Gorham, NH)
Copley Hopital (Morrisville, VT)
Cottage Hospital (Woodsville, NH)
Counseling Service of Addison County (Middlebury, VT)
Counseling Service of Addison County - Main Street (Middlebury, VT)
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH)
Down East Community Hospital (Machias, ME)
Down East Community Hospital - Milbridge Medical Center (Milbridge, ME)
Down East Community Hospital - Reid Emery Building (Machias, ME)
Eastern Maine Medical Center (Bangor, ME)
Eastport Health Care (Eastport, ME)
Eastport Health Care - Machias (Machias, ME) 
Fish River Rural Health - Eagle Lake (Eagle Lake, ME)
Fish River Rural Health - Fort Kent (Fort Kent, ME)
Gifford Medical Center (Randolph, VT)
Gifford Medical Center - Bethel Health Center (Bethel, VT)
Gifford Medical Center - Chelsea Health Center (Chelsea, VT)
Gifford Medical Center - Gifford Medical Center at Berlin (Barre, VT)
Gifford Medical Center - Kingwood Health Canter (Randolph, VT)
Gifford Medical Center - Rochester Health Center (Rochester, VT)
Gifford Medical Center - Sharon Health Center (Sharon, VT)
Gifford Medical Center - Twin River Urology (White River Junction, VT)
Gifford Medical Center - Wilder Clinic - Advanced Physical Therapy (White River Junction, VT)
Harrington Family Health Center (Harrington, ME)
Health FirstFamily Care Center - Franklin (Franklin, NH)
Health FirstFamily Care Center - Laconia (Laconia, NH)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Belgrade Regional Health Center (Belgrade, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Bethel Family Health Center (Bethel, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Bingham Area Health Center (Bingham, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Hathaway Creative Center (Waterville, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Lovejoy Health Center (Albion, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Madison Area Health Center (Madison, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Mt. Abram Regional Health Center (Kingfield, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Rangeley Family Medicine (Rangeley, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Richmond Area Health Center (Richmond, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Sheepscot Valley Health Center (Coopers Mills, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Strong Area Health Center (Strong, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Time Warner Building (Portland, ME)
HealthReach Community Health Centers - Western Maine Family Health Center (Livermore Falls, ME)
Houlton Regional Hospital (Houlton, ME)
HowardCenter - Chittenden Clinic (South Burlington, VT)
HowardCenter - Data Center (Burlington, VT)
HowardCenter - Fay Honey Knopp School (Rutland, VT)
HowardCenter - Park Street Program (Rutland, VT)
HowardCenter - Second Spring (Williamstown, VT)
HowardCenter - St. Albans (St. Albans, VT)
HowardCenter - Westford (Westford, VT)
Huggins Hospital (Wolfeboro, NH)
Huggins Hospital - Alton Family Medicine (Alton, NH)
Huggins Hospital - Back Bay Rehabilitation (Wolfeboro, NH)
Huggins Hospital - Moultonborough Family Medicine (Moultonborough, NH)
Huggins Hospital - Ossipee Family Medicine (Ossipee, NH)
Huggins Hospital - Tamworth Family Medicine (Tamworth, NH)
Huggins Hospital - Wakefield Family Medicine (Sanbornville, NH)
Islands Community Medical Services (Vinalhaven, ME)
Little Rivers Health Care - Administration (Bradford, VT)
Little Rivers Health Care - Bradford (Bradford, VT)
Little Rivers Health Care - East Corinth (East Corinth, VT)
Little Rivers Health Care - Wells River (Wells River, VT)
Littleton Regional Hospital (Littleton, NH)
LRG Healthcare - Andover Family Medicine (Andover, NH)
LRG Healthcare - Belknap Family Health Center (Belmont, NH)
LRG Healthcare - Franklin Regional Hospital (Franklin, NH)
LRG Healthcare - Interlakes Medical Center (Meredith, NH)
LRG Healthcare - Laconia Clinic (Laconia, NH)
LRG Healthcare - Laconia Clinic - Tilton Office (Tilton, NH)
LRG Healthcare - Lakes Region General Hospital (Laconia, NH)
LRG Healthcare - Moultonboro Family Health (Moultonboro, NH)
LRG Healthcare - New Hampton Family Practice (New Hampton, NH)
LRG Healthcare - Newfound Family Practice (Bristol, NH)
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (Ellsworth, ME)
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital - Eleanor Widener Dixon (Gouldsboro, ME)
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital - Ellsworth Internal Medicine (Ellsworth, ME)
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital - Southwest Harbor Medical Center (Southwest Harbor, ME)
Maine Migrant Health Program - Admin Office (Augusta, ME)
Maine Migrant Health Program - Mobile Clinic 1 (Fryeburg, ME)
Maine Migrant Health Program - Mobile Clinic 2 (Cherryfield, ME)
Maine Migrant Health Program - Mobile Clinic 3 (Oquossuc, ME)
Maine Sea Coast Mission - Acadia Family Center (Southwest Harbor, ME)
Maine Sea Coast Mission - Colket Data Center (Bar Harbor, ME)
Maine Sea Coast Mission - Hallowell Family Practice (Hallowell, ME)
Maine Sea Coast Mission - Hope Health (Camden, ME)
Maine Sea Coast Mission - Mobile Clinic (Cranberry Isles, ME)
Maine Sea Coast Mission - Mobile Clinic - Frenchboro (Frenchboro, ME)
Maine Sea Coast Mission - Mobile Clinic - Isle au Haut (Isle au Haut, ME)
Maine Sea Coast Mission - Mobile Clinic - Matinicus (Matinicus, ME)
Maine Sea Coast Mission - Swans Island (Swans Island, ME)
MaineGeneral Medical Center - Augusta Campus (Augusta, ME)
MaineGeneral Medical Center - Diabetes & Nutrition Augusta (Augusta, ME)
MaineGeneral Medical Center - Gardiner (Gardiner, ME)
MaineGeneral Medical Center - Jackman Region Health Center (Jackman, ME)
MaineGeneral Medical Center - Maine Dartmouth & Four Seasons FP (Fairfield, ME)
MaineGeneral Medical Center - MaineGeneral Behavioral Health (Skowhegan, ME)
MaineGeneral Medical Center - Oakland Family Health Care, PA (Oakland, ME)
MaineGeneral Medical Center - Thayer Campus (Waterville, ME)
MaineGeneral Medical Center - Waterville Family Practice (Waterville, ME)
MaineGeneral Medical Center - Winthrop Commerce Center (Winthrop, ME)
Mayo Regional Hospital (Dover-Foxcroft, ME)
Mayo Regional Hospital - Corinth Family Practice (Corinth, ME)
Mayo Regional Hospital - Counseling Program (Dover-Foxcroft, ME)
Mayo Regional Hospital - Dexter Family Practice (Dexter, ME)
Mayo Regional Hospital - Dexter Internal Medicine (Dexter, ME)
Mayo Regional Hospital - Guilford Medical Associates (Guilford, ME)
Mayo Regional Hospital - Milo Family Practice (Milo, ME)
MidState Health Center - Bristol (Bristol, NH)
MidState Health Center - Plymouth (Plymouth, NH)
Millinocket Regional Hospital (Millinocket, ME)
Millinocket Regional Hospital - White Birch Medical Center (Millinocket, ME)
Monadnock Community Hospital (Peterborough, NH)
Monadnock Community Hospital - Antrim Medical Group (Antrim, NH)
Monadnock Community Hospital - Jaffrey Family Medicine (Jaffrey, NH)
Monadnock Community Hospital - New Ipswich Family Medicine (New Ipswich, NH)
Monadnock Community Hospital - Rindge Family Practice (Rindge, NH)
Mount Desert Island Hospital (Bar Harbor, ME)
Mount Desert Island Hospital - Community Health Center (Southwest Harbor, ME)
Mount Desert Island Hospital - Trenton Health Center (Trenton, ME)
Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center (Windsor, VT)
Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center - Ottauquechee Health Center (Woodstock, VT)
Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center - Physician Practices (Hanover, NH)
New England Telehealth Consortium - Data Center 1 (Bangor, ME)
New England Telehealth Consortium - Data Center 2 (Lebanon, NH)
New England Telemedicine, PA (Kittery, ME)
New London Hospital (New London, NH)
New London Hospital - Medical Affiliates Building (New London, NH)
New London Hospital - Newport Health Center (Newport, NH)
North Country Health Consortium (Littleton, NH)
North Country Hospital (Newport, VT)
Northeast Kingdom Human Services - Derby (Derby, VT)
Northeast Kingdom Human Services - St. Johnsbury (Saint Johnsbury, VT)
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury, VT)
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital - NVRH Corner Medical (Lyndonville, VT)
Northern Counties Health Care (St. Johnsbury, VT)
Northern Counties Health Care - Concord Health Center (Concord, VT)
Northern Counties Health Care - Danville Health Center (Danville, VT)
Northern Counties Health Care - Hardwick Health Center (Hardwick, VT)
Northern Counties Health Care - Island Pond Health Center (Island Pond, VT)
Northern Counties Health Care - Northern Counties Dental Center (Hardwick, VT)
Northern Maine Medical Center (Fort Kent, ME)
Northern Maine Medical Center - Madawaska Outpatient Center (Madawaska, ME)
Northwestern Counseling & Support Services (Saint Albans, VT)
Northwestern Medical Center - Georgia (Georgia, VT)
Northwestern Medical Center - NMC Financial Services/Back-up Data Site (St. Albans, VT)
Northwestern Medical Center - Northwestern Georgia Health Center (Georgia, VT)
Northwestern Medical Center - Northwestern Opthalmology (St. Albans, VT)
Northwestern Medical Center - Northwestern Pain Management (St. Albans, VT)
Northwestern Medical Center - St. Albans (St. Albans, VT)
Penobscot Valley Hospital (Lincoln, ME)
Penobscot Valley Hospital - Wellness Center (Lincoln, ME)
Penquis - Bangor (Bangor, ME)
Penquis - Dover (Dover-Foxcroft, ME)
Penquis - Lincoln (Lincoln, ME)
Penquis - Rockland (Rockland, ME)
Porter Hospital (Middlebury, VT)
Porter Hospital - Addison Family Medicine (Middlebury, VT)
Porter Hospital - Bristol Internal Medicine (Bristol, VT)
Porter Hospital - Catamount Physical Therapy (Middlebury, VT)
Porter Hospital - Champlain Valley Orthopedics (Middlebury, VT)
Porter Hospital - Little City Family Medicine (Vergennes, VT)
Porter Hospital - Middlebury Pediatrics & Family Medicine (Middlebury, VT)
Porter Hospital - Neshobe Family Medicine (Brandon, VT)
Porter Hospital - Podiatry (Middlebury, VT)
Porter Hospital - Tapestry Midwifery (Vergennes, VT)
Redington Fairview General Hospital (Skowhegan, ME)
Redington Fairview General Hospital - Norridgewock Health Center (Norridgewock, ME)
Regional Medical Center of Lubec/Healthways - East Machias (East Machias, ME)
Regional Medical Center of Lubec/Healthways - Lubec (Lubec, ME)
Richford Health Center (dba NOTCH) (Richford, VT)
Richford Health Center (dba NOTCH) - Alburg Health Center (Alburg, VT)
Richford Health Center (dba NOTCH) - Enosburg Health Center (Enosburg Falls, VT)
Richford Health Center (dba NOTCH) - NOTCH Dental Clinic at MVU (Swanton, VT)
Richford Health Center (dba NOTCH) - St. Albans Health Center (St. Albans, VT)
Richford Health Center (dba NOTCH) - Swanton Health Center (Swanton, VT)
Rutland Mental Health Services (Rutland, VT)
Rutland Mental Health Services - Court Square (Rutland, VT)
Rutland Mental Health Services - Evergreen Center (Rutland, VT)
Rutland Mental Health Services - Merchants Row Location (Rutland, VT)
Rutland Mental Health Services - Pine Street (Rutland, VT)
Rutland Mental Health Services - RC Headstart (Rutland, VT)
Rutland Regional Health Services - Mid Vermont ENT/Dorset (East Dorset, VT)
Rutland Regional Health Services - Mid Vermont ENT/Rutland (Rutland, VT)
Rutland Regional Health Services - Rutland Regional Medical Center (Rutland, VT)
Rutland Regional Health Services - West Street (Rutland, VT)
Sebasticook Family Doctors - Canaan (Canaan, ME)
Sebasticook Family Doctors - Dexter (Dexter, ME)
Sebasticook Family Doctors - Dover-Foxcroft (Dover-Foxcroft, ME)
Sebasticook Family Doctors - Newport (Newport, ME)
Sebasticook Family Doctors - Pittsfield (Pittsfield, ME)
Sebasticook Family Doctors - Pittsfield Dental (Pittsfield, ME)
Sebasticook Family Doctors - SymQuest Data Center (Portland, ME)
Speare Memorial Hospital (Plymouth, NH)
Speare Memorial Hospital - Boulder Point (Plymouth, NH)
St. Joseph Healthcare - Family Medicine (Bangor, ME)
St. Joseph Healthcare - St. Joseph Healthcare Park (Bangor, ME)
St. Joseph Healthcare - St. Joseph Hospital (Bangor, ME)
St. Joseph Hospital (Nashua, NH)
St. Mary's Regional Health Center (Lewiston, ME)
St. Mary's Regional Health Center - Poland Health Center (Poland, ME)
The Health Center (Plainfield, VT)
The Health Center - Cabot Health Services (Cabot, VT)
University of New England - Biddeford Campus (Biddeford, ME)
University of New England - Westbrook College Campus College of Health Professions(Portland, ME)
University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - Aquatic Rehabilitation (Winooski, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - Berlin Ophthamology (Berlin, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - Chittenden County Dialysis (South Burlington, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - Dental Clinic (South Burlington, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - Dialysis at Rutland Regional (Rutland, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - Genetics (Burlington, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - Green Mountain Urology (Middlebury, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - Hinesburg Family Practice (Hinesburg, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - North Country Dialysis (Newport, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - Northwest Medical Cardiology/ENT/Dermatology (St. Albans, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - Orthopedics (South Burlington, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - Sleep Disorders Center (South Burlington, VT>
University of Vermont Medical Center - Tilley Cardiology / Pain Management (South Burlington, VT)
University of Vermont Medical Center - TPK Campus (South Burlington, VT)
Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (Colebrook, NH)
Valley Regional Hospital (Claremont, NH)
Weeks Medical Center (Lancaster, NH)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (Dover, NH)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital - Barrington Health Center (Barrington, NH)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital - Durham Health Center (Durham, NH)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital - Durham Rehab & Sports Therapy (Durham, NH)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital - Great Bay Family Practice (Newmarket, NH)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital - Lee (Lee, NH)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital - Marshwood Family Care (Eliot, ME)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital - South Berwick Family Practice (South Berwick, ME)
York Hospital (York, ME)
York Hospital - Berwick Medical Services (Berwick, ME)
York Hospital - Cardiovascular Care of YH - Newington (Newington, NH)
York Hospital - Cardiovascular Care of YH - Somersworth (Somersworth, NH)
York Hospital - Kittery Family Practice (Kittery, ME)
York Hospital - Services at Kittery (Kittery, ME)
York Hospital - South Berwick Medical Services (South Berwick, ME)
York Hospital - Wells Regional Medical Services (Wells, ME)

SOURCE PORTLAND, Maine, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. www.FairPoint.com.