Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus | Photo courtesy THOP

Access Physicians, Hospitals of Providence launch Teleneurology Program

The Hospitals of Providence have partnered with Access Physicians, a multispecialty telemedicine group to enhance teleneurology services within its hospitals, officials announced Wednesday.

“Access Physicians prides itself on working with forward-thinking hospitals to enhance the delivery of clinical excellence locally,” said Chris Gallagher, M.D., CEO, Access Physicians. “The Hospitals of Providence has a tradition of delivering the highest quality care, and we look forward to working with their hospitals to further this tradition.”

Through the partnership, healthcare providers at The Hospitals of Providence have the ability to connect with an Access Physicians, board-certified neurologist via secure, high-resolution technology in minutes.

On-site nurses and healthcare providers and other physicians have access to teleneurology consultation to respond quickly to patients experiencing a stroke and to diagnose and treat patients with epilepsy, severe headaches, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions.

“When a stroke occurs time is critical and having the resources and providers readily available within seconds is essential to successful patient outcomes.” said Nicholas Tejeda, Group Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence.  “We are very excited to collaborate with Access Physicians to enhance the level of care provided to our patients and to expand neurology services for the El Paso Community.  We remind our community if you or a loved one is experiencing signs of a stroke to not delay care.  Our hospitals have safety protocols in place and are ready to provide care.”

THOP officials added, “The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus is proud to be recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV, assuring patients that it follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve the outcomes of the most complex stroke cases.”

The Hospitals of Providence East Campus, Memorial Campus and Transmountain Campus are all designated as Primary Stroke Centers.