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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.

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