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Memorial, BJC, Washington University Physicians partner to provide stroke telemedicine services

Memorial Hospital Belleville and Memorial Hospital East now are providing stroke telemedicine services, in partnership with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Physicians.

memorialhospitallogoThe service is available to Emergency Department patients as well as inpatients at both hospitals and provides immediate 24/7 access to Washington University neurologists specializing in stroke treatment.

Other benefits include:

• Real-time, face-to-face video examination of acute stroke patients by neurologists after patients have been assessed and all immediate imaging and treatment have taken place
• Assistance of Washington University stroke team in acute management decisions (tPA) and consultation on rapid transfer for more advanced care needs such as thrombectomy
• Consulting specialists’ familiar with local resources provide more efficient transfers within BJC’s distributive stroke network

“We are excited to offer this important and life-saving service to our community,” said Mark J. Turner, president of Memorial Regional Health Services. “Being able to partner with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Physicians to bring stroke telemedicine to our community is another example of how our affiliation with BJC HealthCare offers us opportunities such as this to provide our patients with convenient access to world-class care.”

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