Providence to add remote treatment for stroke victims

2 Jun

Beginning this month, stroke patients at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital will benefit from remote treatment technology linking the hospital with neurologists at the Providence Stroke Center in Portland.

Barbara Ayers, marketing communications director at the hospital, says Hood River will be linked in with the Providence Telestroke Network.

Using two-way video cameras over a secure Internet connection, neurologists at will help diagnose and treat stroke patients as soon as they arrive in the emergency room of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. The Portland docs can remotely review patient information, examine and talk with the patient, and discuss care with family members and the Hood River clinicians.

The Telestroke Network is the first of its kind in Oregon. Providence Brain Institute and Providence Hood River will begin using the network to treat patients in June.

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