LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A foundation created in memory of a 12-year-old Texas girl is helping Dartmouth-Hitchcock provide rapid access to neurovascular specialists for brain aneurysm patients across northern New England.
The Missy Project was created in 1999 to honor Marisa "Missy" Magel, who died while at summer camp from a brain aneurysm disease her family didn't know she had. The project recently donated $150,000 to the Center for Telehealth at Dartmouth Hitchcock, which will use telemedicine to give children and adults real-time access to neurovascular specialty care.
Dr. Robert Singer says telemedicine is a great fit for many neurovascular patients because a physical examination isn't always required. Patients who currently get scans and then wait weeks for an appointment with Singer will be able to consult with him through a virtual clinic instead.