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Atmore Community Hospital Now Offering UAB Tele-StrokePicture of a man and five females that are Medical Professionals standing in a hospital room. They are all wearing mask. Photo says:
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UAB Tele-Stroke at Atmore Community Hospital
uabemedicineAtmore Community Hospital Now Offering UAB Tele-StrokePicture of a man and five females that are Medical Professionals standing in a hospital room. They are all wearing mask. Photo says:

ATMORE
-COMMUNITY HOSPITAL-
UAB Tele-Stroke at Atmore Community Hospital
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Escambia County (AL) - Atmore Community Hospital Now Offering UAB Tele-Stroke

Atmore Community Hospital (ACH) announced that we have entered into an agreement with UAB Medicine to provide our hospital with UAB eMedicine Tele-Stroke coverage.

"We were able to successfully test the UAB eMedicine Tele-Stroke system on Monday, December 13," stated Brad Lowery, ACH Hospital Administrator. "We went live immediately in our hospital ER following our successful test."

The UAB eMedicine Tele-Stroke coverage will allow for any patient presenting to the ACH ED with stroke symptoms to have as part of their care team, within 10 minutes of arrival, a Neurological specialist physician from UAB Hospital via telemedicine. The specialist will work directly with ACH ER physicians to determine the best care needed for each patient.

"The benefits to our patients and our community are many, most notably having this specialty care on site 24/7," stated Shane Harigel, M.D. "This service also allows patients to be diagnosed more quickly and provides for a more appropriate placement of the patient."

According to hospital officials, a large number of patients presenting with stroke symptoms end up , not needing to be transferred to another hospital. Having this specialist consult available to patients and ED physicians will allow for a much better decision-making process regarding the need to transfer the patient or treat them locally.

"As a result, more of our patients (our fellow citizens) will be able to stay at home for their care following their ED visit," stated Jeff Booth, Escambia County Health Care Authority CEO. We are excited about Atmore now having these services provided locally and look forward to sharing success stories with you going forward."