Story excerpt provided by Point Pleasant Register.
Written by Michael Johnson.
When it comes to treating a stroke victim, time is of the essence.
Because quick care is so urgent with stroke victims, Holzer’s emergency rooms in Gallipolis and Jackson now feature a TeleStroke — or a “Stroke Robot” — to deliver that quickness that is needed.
Holzer has teamed up with The Ohio State University’s TeleStroke Collaborative to help bring rapid access to advanced stroke care so readily available in Columbus to southeastern Ohio. During a Monday morning press conference in the hospital’s French 500 room, Holzer officials said the “Stroke Robot” serves as a direct link to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center for patients who arrive at either of Holzer’s ERs with stroke symptoms.
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Originally published May 20, 2014.