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TeleStroke comes to CCMH

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  • Written By: Felicia Messimer

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 stroke patient. Click here to see a flyer.

  • Category: Emergency Department