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TeleStroke Program Overcomes Geographical Barriers to Provide Cutting-Edge Neurological Care

Map of Pennsylvania depicting Telestroke Program Regional Partners with a barchart display of the number partnerships from years 2013 to 2016.LionNet
, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s virtual telestroke program, partners with 16 regional hospitals. The telestroke network provides stroke patients rapid access to expert stroke neurologists and neurosurgeons, no matter how remote or rural the community hospital. Stroke patients at a partner site emergency department (ED) are assessed in real-time via audio/ video feed by a stroke neurologist or neurosurgeon at Hershey Medical Center; physicians at both sites can share patient imaging, charts, and test results. Since its July 2012 inception, the program has grown exponentially and more than 5,000 patient consults (approximately 2,000 of which were ischemic stroke patients) have now been performed using LionNet. Continue reading

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