A partnership that will connect doctors at the
Wyoming Medical Center in Casper for treatment of stroke patients at
Campbell County Memorial Hospital is planned for launch this summer in Gillette, Wyoming. Dubbed TeleStroke
Wyoming, it will allow CCMH
Emergency Department physicians to connect with neurologists as soon as the patient can get
to the hospital.
Wyoming Medical Center has provided CCMH with a robotic device mounted
on wheels. As soon as a stroke patient is identified, a provider will
bring the device into the room with the patient, and the doctor in Casper
will be manipulating the device and talking to the patient and the nurse.
Through the device, the doctor will be able to see the patient, and the
providers can work together in assessing the patient.
TeleStroke is the inaugural program of
TeleMed Wyoming, Wyoming Medical Center's state-of-the-art telehealth system that
will connect Wyoming hospitals, physicians and patients.
Studies show that treatment times decrease and treatment choices improve
when a neurologist is involved early in the care of a