Stroke and neurology services will be enhanced at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center through a partnership with Wesley Medical Center.
WesleyCare Telemedicine Network, which will be implemented in Chanute this summer, will allow a neurologist at Wesley to be linked through a television monitor to emergency physicians and other providers at Neosho Memorial, according to a news release from Wesley Medical Center.
The technology allows Neosho Memorial to be instantly connected to a stroke-trained neurologist, according to the release.
“We are excited to be on the cutting edge of technology to provide the best, most up-to-date care to our critically ill patients in Chanute,” Dr. Brian Kueser, a Neosho Memorial emergency department physician, said in a statement. “The WesleyCare Telemedicine Network will allow us to get quick access to specialty consultations, which will further enhance the great care people get in Chanute.”
The telemedicine network uses a computer, monitor, high-resolution camera and microphone to transmit audio and video of a physician consult. Patient medical records also can be accessed.