Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville, Georgia, has selected AcuteCare Telemedicine (ACT) to revolutionise healthcare in underserved areas in rural parts of the southeastern US.
The hospital will leverage new technologies to improve the quality of care it offers patients within its surrounding communities.
Taylor Regional Emergency Room and ICU nurse manager Lynn Grant said the hospital is pleased with its partnership with ACT.
"ACT is available 24/7, taking the time not just to be there for the patients, but for our physicians, nurses and staff, answering questions and educating about the technology and techniques that are helping us save lives," Grant added.
Taylor Regional has no neurologists on staff and the nearest available specialists are located some distance away. The hospital has selected ACT’s 24/7 teleneurology services to overcome this deficiency.
Former to the partnership with ACT, the hospital couldn’t effectively diagnose and treat stroke-causing clots, and often had to transfer patients to a larger hospital.
The ACT telemedicine services enhances hospital communications with other facilities, connecting with other physicians for consultation and collaboration in addition to reforming transfer processes to ensure timely care.
ACT partner Dr. James Kiely said, "Taylor Regional Hospital is on the cutting edge of emergency stroke care in rural Georgia. ACT has been particularly impressed with their clinical judgment, leadership and organisation."