Banner Desert Medical Center & Specialists On Call Launch Teleneurology Service for Stroke Patients

Arizona’s Busiest Emergency Department Now Delivers Neurologists Immediately to Stroke Patients Bedside 24/7/365

MESA, Ariz. & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the nation’s leader in clinical telemedicine, announced today that it now offers its teleneurology service throughout the state of Arizona. SOC’s recent agreement with Banner Desert Medical Center, a community hospital serving the Phoenix-metro area, provides their patients immediate access to board certified neurologists for stroke or any neurologic emergency day or night. Banner Desert Medical Center boasts Arizona’s busiest emergency department and was ranked in more high-performing specialties than any other hospital in the metro area in 2011’s US News & World Report “Best Hospitals” edition.

Banner Desert Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer, Rob Gould, commented, “We are committed to serving our local community and delivering the best clinical care to our patients. This telestroke service is an innovative approach that benefits stroke patients when they need a neurologist most. We are excited to be working with Specialists On Call and look forward to delivering high quality and effective health care.”

Specialists On Call already provides teleneurology services to hospitals in many other states and has conducted over 40,000 consultations via telemedicine since the company’s inception. Their reliability and performance has earned them both a leadership position within the telemedicine industry as well as the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

The Chief Executive Officer of SOC, Dr. Joe Peterson, commented, “Banner Desert Medical Center is the first hospital to use our teleneurology service in Arizona. We’re thrilled with our growth there and incredibly proud to be associated with such a top flight medical center. Together we plan on making a real difference in the lives of stroke patients and their families.”

About Banner Desert Medical Center

Banner Desert Medical Center is a four hundred and fifty-nine bed community hospital that has been serving the Phoenix area for nearly forty years. The hospital is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care and committed to improving the health of their local community. Banner Desert Medical Center is part of Banner Health which is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country.

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Specialists On Call

Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), is a Joint Commission-accredited organization that is changing emergency medicine. As the leading provider of emergency telemedicine consultations, SOC gives hospitals vital 24/7/365 access to more than 45 board certified, fellowship trained academic specialists, each with a minimum of 10 years experience. With operations on both coasts, SOC provides more than 1,500 emergency consultations per month for hospitals nationwide and hospital systems such as Vanguard Health Systems, HCA, Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

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