Southwest Regional Medical Center and Specialists On Call Increase Emergency Patients’ Access to Neurologists in Pennsylva

Partnership Delivers Neurologists to Patients’ Bedside Via 24/7/365 Teleneurology Service

WAYNESBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the nation’s leading provider of clinical telemedicine, announced today that its ongoing expansion will include providing emergency on-call services to Southwest Regional Medical Center (SRMC) in southwestern Pennsylvania. This agreement will deliver SRMC’s most critical neurology patients immediate 24/7/365 access to board certified, fellowship trained neurologists via telemedicine.

Southwest Regional Medical Center is a community-based 77 bed hospital serving Greene County and the surrounding region. The hospital has a long history of recruiting new physicians and implementing innovative services in order to deliver excellent clinical care. SOC’s teleneurology service is another effort to provide the best neurologic treatment for their patients.

“We have always worked to provide the best healthcare available to our community and our partnership with Specialists On Call continues that tradition,” said Cindy Cowie, CEO of Southwest Regional Medical Center. “Teleneurology ensures that patients suffering any neurologic emergency, including stroke, will be seen immediately by top-flight neurologists who can help them. We are thrilled to add such an effective solution to our list of services here at Southwest Regional.”

Specialists On Call currently provides teleneurology services to hospitals in twelve states and has conducted more than 25,000 consultations via telemedicine since the company’s inception. The company’s reliability and performance has earned it both a leadership position within the telemedicine industry as well as the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

“As we expand our outreach into new states, we are excited to be able to make a difference for patients and their families across the country,” said Dr. Joe Peterson, CEO of Specialists On Call. “We are extremely proud of what we do at Specialists On Call and we plan to continue delivering the best neurologic care to the patients who need it most. We are happy to be in Pennsylvania and look forward to working with Southwest Regional Medical Center and providing their patients with superb clinical care.”

About Southwest Regional Medical Center

Southwest Regional Medical Center is a community-based 77 bed hospital serving Greene County in southwest Pennsylvania. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, cardiology and home health services to nearly 41,000 residents across 579 square miles. Southwest Regional Medical Center is committed to delivering clinical excellence and has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

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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 1,000 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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