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Telehealth Technology

When seconds count we are prepared

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Through Telehealth Technology, you can get quality, compassionate care when you need it most. Our doctors and medical professionals will make sure all needs are met and all concerns are addressed.


Tele-PICU

Our infants and pediatric patients are never far away from highly specialized care. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital offers a state-of-the-art program called TelePediatric Critical Care in our Emergency Department. This specialized program utilizes technology to connect HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Emergency Department staff with board-certified pediatric intensivists at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric intensivists are physicians who specialize in critical care medicine for children. They handle emergencies such as trauma, car accidents, critical heart or lung disease or other incidents that require a visit to the Emergency Department.

When children arrive at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Emergency Department, they receive immediate and expert care from physicians and nurses. Within a short period of time, TelePediatric Critical Care may be initiated which connects the Emergency Department staff with a pediatric intensivist at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital.

The pediatric intensivist is connected to HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital through a television with two-way audio and visual equipment, allowing the pediatric intensivist to see, hear and communicate with the child, the child’s family and Emergency Department staff. After examining the patient, the pediatric intensivist and the emergency department physician work together to coordinate the appropriate treatment plan.

Tele-NICU

Our newborns are never far away from highly specialized care. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital offers a state-of-the-art program called TeleNeonatology in our Women and Infants Center. Telemedicine brings specialty care to our patients when and where it is needed most. This specialized program utilizes technology to connect HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital clinical staff with board-certified neonatologists at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in order to coordinate specialized care for newborns that need critical medical attention.

A neonatologist is a physician who specializes in the care of ill or premature newborn infants.

The neonatologist is connected to HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital through a television with two-way audio and visual equipment, allowing the neonatologist to see, hear and communicate with the patient and their family along with colleagues at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital. After the neonatologist examines the patient, they work with the physician at HSHS St. Nicholas to develop a treatment plan for the patient. This plan will include either transferring the newborn to HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in Green Bay or maintaining medical care at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital.

Telestroke Medicine

Time lost... is brain lost.

During a stroke, an estimated two million brain cells die per minute. Evidence shows that the quicker a stroke patient is evaluated and treated, the better his or her outcome and recovery will be. Thanks to Telestroke, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital can treat stroke patients quicker, reducing or eliminating long-term stroke impacts.

HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital offers new, state-of-the-art technology that allows for faster, improved care for stroke patients. It’s called Telestroke. Telestroke is telemedicine technology that connects stroke patients and emergency department physicians through two-way audio-visual equipment with highly skilled stroke experts with the click of a button.

When a patient with stroke symptoms arrives at the emergency department, they receive immediate, hands-on care and assessment from the expert doctors and nurses on staff. Then, using Telestroke technology, a board-certified neurologist is contacted immediately. After the neurologist examines the patient, they work with the emergency department physician to develop a treatment plan for the patient to ensure the best outcomes possible.

If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of a stroke, call 9-1-1.