Physicians at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs were stretched thin managing both inpatient and outpatient care, a common challenge for rural hospitals. The hospital began a telemedicine partnership with Access TeleCare in 2013 when they added a teleCritical Care line that augmented its capacity to see more patients and helped reduce the burden on its on-site physicians.
Through a collaborative partnership and world-class telemedicine practices, Access TeleCare enables hospitals to retain more clinically complex patients to better serve the community with excellent local care, all while augmenting, not burdening, existing physician capacity.
How Access TeleCare Can Help
Access TeleCare’s National Director of Advanced Practice Providers Lauren Ingram, MSN, MS, APRN, FNP-C, sums it up this way: “The power of collaborative telemedicine brings complex care to patients quickly. This helps local hospitals transfer fewer patients to other facilities and improve outcomes.” Contact us for more information about our telemedicine service lines.
Watch the video to see how expanding telemedicine services through telemedicine can make a difference to hospitals, patients, communities, and on-site clinicians.