Rapides Regional Medical Center & Specialists On Call Increase Access to Neurologists for Louisiana’s Stroke Patients

Telemedicine Delivers Neurologists Right to the Patients’ Bedside 24/7/365

ALEXANDRIA, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the nation’s leading provider of clinical telemedicine, announced today that it is now providing emergency on-call services in Louisiana. SOC’s recent agreement with Rapides Regional Medical Center ensures that patients suffering from stroke or any other neurologic emergency will now have immediate 24/7/365 access to board certified, fellowship trained neurologists via telemedicine.

Rapides Regional Medical Center is a 314 bed community hospital serving Alexandria and the surrounding communities in Central Louisiana. It is the leading health care provider in the area and the only Certified Stroke Center delivering comprehensive stroke care to patients.

David Williams, Rapides Regional Medical Center’s CEO, remarked, “We have been a part of Central Louisiana for over 100 years and throughout our history we’ve always provided the best healthcare to our patients and our community. Teleneurology is yet another benefit we have added to Rapides Regional’s services that will help stroke patients and strengthen our position as a Certified Stroke Center.”

Specialists On Call currently provides teleneurology services to hospitals in fourteen states and has conducted more than 30,000 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.

“We are thrilled to enter the state of Louisiana with such a great partner in Rapides Regional Medical Center,” added Specialists On Call’s CEO, Dr. Joe Peterson. “Together we will provide patients with access to some of the best neurologists in healthcare. We don’t think anyone’s healthcare should be compromised by geography or time of day and it’s our mission to help provide the best care in the shortest amount of time for stroke patients and their families.”

About Rapides Regional Medical Center

Rapides Regional Medical Center is a 314 bed community hospital in downtown Alexandria that has served Rapides Parish and Central Louisiana since 1903. With a continued emphasis on progressive care, Rapides Regional Medical Center has grown to meet the continually changing needs of their patients and the rapidly advancing technology of modern healthcare. Rapides Regional Medical Center is a three-time winner of the Louisiana Quality Award and was recently named one of the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals – Benchmarks for Success” which measures hospitals across quality, operations and financial management.

For more information please visit www.rapidesregional.com

About 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 1,200 emergency consultations per month for hospitals nationwide and hospital systems such as Vanguard Health Systems, HCA, Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

For more information please visit www.specialistsoncall.com


Specialists On Call, Inc.
Kathleen Plath
Vice President Marketing
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