Southcoast Health patients get VR help to cope with pain, anxiety

PEGGY O’NEIL VERRONNEAU tries out the new virtual reality pain-management devices at St. Luke’s Hospital. The equipment was provided by The Thomas H. and Catherine D. O’Neil Charitable Foundation. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST HEALTH/STEPHEN PRESTON
NEW BEDFORD – The Thomas H. and Catherine D. O’Neil Charitable Foundation Inc. is providing virtual reality technology to SouthCoast Health, to help its patients cope with pain and anxiety leading up to and during medical procedures, the foundation announced. “Virtual reality pain mitigation will be a great tool for our providers and physicians to…

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