Mon Health System and WVU Medicine have announced a collaboration to provide round-the-clock teleneurology services at three hospitals. The initiative is designed to provide quicker care to urgent stroke patients.
The services will be available at the three Mon Health hospitals in Morgantown, Kingwood and Weston. As part of the collaboration, Mon Health physicians will have access to Board Certified Neurologists from WVU who will quickly assess and recommend treatment for urgent stroke patients, according to a press release.
Stroke patients have the best chance of recovery when diagnosed and treated quickly.
Following initial treatment, patients will be evaluated to determine where and what kind of further care they should receive.
The idea is to expand services in local communities so stroke patients can be taken to the nearest facility and receive timely care. The collaboration began July 1st.
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