Hospital Hill & Lakewood Are First Missouri Hospitals to Collaborate with Nation’s Leading Telemedicine Company and Increase Access to Stroke Care
Truman Medical Centers & Specialists On Call Now Deliver Neurologists Directly to Missouri’s Stroke Patients
Specialists On Call, Inc.Amy Levitt, 571-882-0722Marketing Director
Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the nation’s leading provider of acute care telemedicine services, announced today that its on-going expansion includes delivering emergency on-call services in Missouri. SOC’s recent agreement with Truman Medical Centers (TMC) ensures that patients suffering from stroke or any other neurologic emergency will have immediate 24/7/365 access to board certified, fellowship trained neurologists via telemedicine.
Truman Medical Centers is a not-for-profit, two acute-care hospital system serving Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs. TMC Hospital Hill and TMC Lakewood are academic health centers providing state-of-the-art, quality healthcare to the greater metropolitan area. TMC’s focus on patient service and commitment to innovation has made them the leading healthcare provider in Kansas City.
“We are the medical provider of choice in Kansas City and Jackson County,” commented Dr. Mark Steele, Truman Medical Centers’ CMO. “We’ve distinguished ourselves by delivering high service levels as measured by patient experience and clinical outcomes. We continually explore and invest in new services that will improve patient healthcare and this service is another benefit for our community that will bring the most effective care directly to patients suffering a stroke.”
Specialists On Call currently provides teleneurology services to hospitals in twenty-five states and has conducted more than 50,000 consultations via telemedicine since the company’s inception. In addition to providing an industry leading teleneurology, SOC also offers hospitals a service that helps medical facilities with acute cases in their Emergency Department as well as with coverage and consultations to inpatient psychiatric units. Specialists On Call’s 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.
Specialists On Call’s CEO, Dr. Joe Peterson, added, “Truman Medical Centers is a great hospital system in Missouri. They are a progressive and renowned system with a track record of clinical excellence. Together we will provide stroke patients with access to some of the best neurologists in healthcare. Telemedicine is an amazingly effective tool that overcomes any obstacles to the delivery of high quality healthcare and we look forward to helping TMC Hospital Hill and Lakewood serve their community.”