Specialists On Call Establishes the Largest Private Telestroke and Teleneurology Network in California

Leading Clinical Telemedicine Provider Adds Five More Hospitals in the Golden State

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the nation’s leading provider of clinical telemedicine, announced today that its growing roster of California hospitals represents the state’s largest private telestroke and teleneurology network. SOC, in partnership with UCLA, currently serves 14 hospitals throughout the state, delivering around the clock access to board certified, fellowship trained neurologists to patients suffering from stroke or any other neurological emergency.

Specialists On Call’s recent expansion in California includes 5 additional hospitals since January 1st. SOC now provides 24/7/365 emergency neurology on-call coverage for hospitals throughout the state including Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Desert Regional Medical Center, Redlands Community Hospital, Riverside Community Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center.

The CEO of Redlands Community Hospital, James Holmes, remarked, “Specialists On Call enhances our emergency neurology capabilities at Redlands Community Hospital and strengthens our already strong emergency department. We’re thrilled to be able to offer our patients and our community immediate access to board certified neurologists with an average of ten years of experience and a specialty focus in stroke care.”

With the addition of five new facilities this year, Specialists On Call has grown its roster of California hospitals to 14. Its telestroke network covers large urban and suburban hospitals as well as smaller community hospitals in Northern, Central and Southern California. SOC provides telestroke services to more than 120 hospitals in twelve states and has conducted more than 25,000 emergency neurology consultations via telemedicine. 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.

“California is a big part of Specialists On Call’s future,” said Dr. Joe Peterson, CEO of Specialists On Call. “It’s a large state with a unique geography and diverse population that’s ideally suited for telemedicine. We’re proud to offer our teleneurology service to hospitals throughout the state and help the Californians that need it most. To date, we’ve built an amazing private telestroke network that is unmatched clinically and we’re thrilled to see it scale throughout the state.”

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 1,100 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



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Specialists On Call, Inc.
Kathleen Plath
Vice President Marketing
(571) 439-2741
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