Hospital CEO saved by his own telehealth investment

Brad Cochennet, CEO of Pagosa Springs (Colo.) Medical Center, now has a new dedication to telehealth technology. He has been trying to bring telehealth to his facility for some time with the help of neurologist Chris Fanale. Last week, when he began to experience stroke-like symptoms while attending a Colorado Hospital Association meeting in Vail, he was rushed to the tiny (58-bed) Vail Valley Medical Center. Without an expert neurologist on staff, local physicians called for an immediate telehealth consult from none other than Fanale, now working at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo. While the details of Cochennet's treatment haven't been released, hospital officials do say he made a "speedy recovery." Talk about serendipity! Article