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Agnesian HealthCare partners to offer emergency teleneurology coverage


Agnesian HealthCare is now offering emergency teleneurology coverage at Ripon Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital and Waupun Memorial Hospital, in partnership with Specialists on Call (SOC), a national provider of telemedicine technology and solutions to hospitals and other health care organizations. The partnership enables the hospitals to virtually access time-sensitive neurological care expertise whenever and wherever it is needed through the use of SOC video conferencing software and technology.

“Our new emergency teleneurology program will cover all neurological emergencies, including acute stroke,” said Nicole Gill, vice president or Patient Care Services/chief nursing officer at Ripon Medical Center/Waupun Memorial Hospital. “While stroke may be the most familiar reason for emergency teleneurology, our partnership with SOC allows for experienced neurologists to virtually support hospital efforts with rapid response, real-time engagement on a variety of emergent neurologic issues.”

Teleneurology allows for rapid, real-time neurology consults when most needed — for stroke patients being evaluated for tPA administration, for other adult neurological emergencies, as well as emergencies arising in the hospital requiring an urgent neurologist consultation. Neurologists specialize in disorders of the brain, spine and central nervous system.

Using video conferencing software, providers — mainly in the emergency departments — will have immediate access to a […]

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