Welcome!

News Feed Item

Saint Anthony’s Health Center Becomes First Illinois Hospital to Launch Specialists On Call’s Teleneurology Service

Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the nation’s leading provider of acute telemedicine services, announced today that its on-going expansion includes delivering emergency on-call services in Illinois. SOC’s recent agreement with Saint Anthony’s Health Center guarantees 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.

Saint Anthony’s Health Center is a two-campus, 199-bed acute care facility located in Alton, Illinois. Since 1925, Saint Anthony’s Health Center has served central Illinois and the surrounding areas and provided award winning healthcare to its patients.

“We’re always investing in new technologies in order to provide our community the best possible care,” commented E.J. Kuiper, Saint Anthony’s Health Center’s President and CEO. “Specialists On Call’s teleneurology service is a terrific offering that will pay tremendous dividends in the stroke care we deliver to our patients.”

“As a member of the MidAmerica Stroke Network, we’re committed to providing fast, high-level stroke care,” added Dr. Ghanem Abusbeih, Saint Anthony’s Health Center’s ED Medical Director. “Teleneurology expedites that care. The teleneurologist is available within fifteen minutes and is immediately able to evaluate the patient’s CT scan which was performed upon their arrival. It’s incredibly efficient and beneficial for our stroke patients.”

Specialists On Call currently provides teleneurology services to hospitals in 26 states and has conducted over 60,000 consultations via telemedicine since the company’s inception. In addition to providing an industry leading teleneurology service, SOC also offers hospitals a telepsychiatry 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: “We’re proud to grow our service in the Midwest and happy to enter Illinois with such an innovative hospital as Saint Anthony’s Health Center. They are a forward thinking organization with a track record of embracing new developments in healthcare and they’re a perfect candidate for telemedicine. We look forward to helping them with their most critical neurology patients.”

About Saint Anthony’s Health Center

Saint Anthony’s Health Center is a two-campus, 199-bed acute care facility located in Alton, Illinois. Comprised of the Saint Anthony’s Health Center campus and Saint Clare’s Hospital, the organization offers the latest in technology and state-of-the-art medicine administered with compassion and skill. Since 1925, Saint Anthony’s Health Center has been known for compassionate care and clinical excellence as well as a commitment to the wellness and healing of every patient they serve.

For more information on Saint Anthony’s Health Center please visit www.sahc.org.

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 65 board certified, fellowship trained academic specialists, each with a minimum of 10 years experience. With operations on both coasts, SOC provides more than 2,500 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.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Big Data engines are powering a lot of service businesses right now. Data is collected from users from wearable technologies, web behaviors, purchase behavior as well as several arbitrary data points we’d never think of. The demand for faster and bigger engines to crunch and serve up the data to services is growing exponentially. You see a LOT of correlation between “Cloud” and “Big Data” but on Big Data and “Hybrid,” where hybrid hosting is the sanest approach to the Big Data Infrastructure pro...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, will explore the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and will give a real live, hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He will examine three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. This is a hands-on session that will require participants to bring their own laptops, and we will provide the rest.
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In his General Session at 16th Cloud Expo, David Shacochis, host of The Hybrid IT Files podcast and Vice President at CenturyLink, investigated three key trends of the “gigabit economy" though the story of a Fortune 500 communications company in transformation. Narrating how multi-modal hybrid IT, service automation, and agile delivery all intersect, he will cover the role of storytelling and empathy in achieving strategic alignment between the enterprise and its information technology.
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud enviro...
In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, reviewed next generation cloud services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discussed how to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate cloud solution development. Michael Piccininni is Global Account Manager – Cloud SP at EMC Corporation. He has been engaged in t...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developm...
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don’t work togethe...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...