The "robot" telemedicine program delivers:

 

  • Immediate access to neurology specialists

  • Advanced stroke treatment and intervention during the critical window

  • Face-to-face interaction between you and specialists

  • World-class technology and neurology resources direct to the hospital

  • Designated Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital (ESRH) – one of the region’s select few

How does the St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland stroke telemedicine program work?

 

When a potential stroke patient arrives at the SJH Emergency Department, the staff alerts an on-call expert and shares the patient's condition, along with brain and x-ray scans. A mobile "robot" unit – nicknamed "STEVE" (Stroke Telemedicine Emergency Video Exam) – is brought to the patient's bedside to initiate an immediate consultation through videoconferencing. The neurologist will have the ability to interact face-to-face with the patient and family, ask the patient to perform examination tasks and provide an expert recommendation to the SJH Emergency Department physician for the appropriate course of treatment.

 

Who are the neurology specialists that will care for me?

 

The hospital is partnering with C30 Telemedicine to supply double board-certified physicians (neurology and neuro-critical care specialists) who will serve as the on-call neurologists when an apparent stroke victim arrives at the SJH Emergency Department. An innovative provider of virtual-presence clinical coverage solutions to metropolitan and rural health facilities, C30 Telemedicine delivers flexible, responsive and highly supported telemedicine services with exceptional clinical quality.