Union Hospital's Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health, a nationally recognized leader in the development of telemedicine services, has partnered with local rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers to incorporate state-of-the-art technology that will significantly benefit rural heart attack patients. A grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) will enable the center to equip rural ambulances with the technology to provide rural patients with the highest level of cardiac care available (Grant # H2ARH20178).
Union Hospital Clinton now offers telepulmonology services. As with other telemedicine services provided by Union Hospital Clinton, physicians will be able to remotely consult with a pulmonary specialist to most effectively and efficiently treat patients, and provide a higher level of specialty care. The program will save many patients both time and money by treating cases that would normally require transfer to another facility.
“Telemedicine has allowed our patients to receive the care they need right here in Sullivan, IN. In our current challenging economic times, the more dollars we are able to retain locally the better off our community will be.”
- Michelle Franklin, CEO