Before implementing a teleNeurology service line with Access TeleCare, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, a rural Texas hospital, was unable to retain patients who presented with stroke symptoms. These patients had to be transferred to urban facilities upwards of 90 minutes away.

Treating patients experiencing a stroke quickly is essential. Transferring patients to another facility can consume precious time that some patients cannot afford. With Access TeleCare, the hospital in Sulphur Springs had readily available teleNeurologists to intervene locally with patients with acute stroke symptoms and improve patient outcomes.

Access Telecare: Building Telemedicine Partnerships in Rural Areas

This partnership led to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs earning a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission. This designation is a testament to the power of collaborative telemedicine, and a blueprint for any hospital struggling to recruit and retain in-person neurologists or other specialty physicians.

Collaborative relationships with Access TeleCare can expand hospitals’ services in ways that go beyond just direct patient care to create new opportunities for rural hospitals to treat complex patients in their communities. Contact us today for more information.

Learn more about CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs and how Access TeleCare can help hospitals do more with telemedicine.