Mission Health's TeleStroke program treats 100th patient
Mission Health's TeleStroke program recently conducted its 100th TeleStroke consultation. Alex Schneider, MD, a neurologist located in Asheville, NC, used “IC4U” – a TeleStroke robot located in Angel Medical Center in Franklin, NC – to successfully treat a stroke patient 70 miles away in Franklin during the crucial first moments of a stroke.
"Treating our 100th TeleStroke patient represents a momentous milestone for Mission Health and is evidence of the strides we are making in bringing timely, expert care to rural neighborhoods throughout western North Carolina," said Jonathan Bailey, MHA, Vice President of Operations for Mission Health. "TeleStroke technology has led to a huge improvement in the way we diagnose and treat our stroke patients.”
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