While Access TeleCare’s partnership started with pulmonary and critical care, administrators noted how rapidly transfers decreased and rolled out plans for additional service lines. Soon, the investment and priority in telemedicine cemented its standing as a pillar of strength for the community.
“The hospital is instrumental in the economy of our town and the overall well-being of our community,” said Tonny Dement, APRN, Piggott Health System director of nursing and clinical services. “Keeping more patients is good for their health; they don’t have to travel, and they can see their own doctor and recover close to their family.”
The Difference Telemedicine can Make for Small-Town Communities
Investments in high-quality specialty telemedicine programs represent an investment in not just the hospital, but also the community itself. Cody Knight, a local business leader and president of Piggott State Bank, said the hospital leadership team’s investment and focus on improving outcomes highlights their dedication to going above and beyond for their patients and community.