Windom Area Health recently partnered with TeleHealth Solutionto provide afterhours care to patients via telemedicine.
The service will help provide expert clinical care to both inpatients on nights and weekends, and also to patients needing to be admitted from the Emergency Department on nights and weekends. Nursing staff have the ability to connect with the provider via a monitor at the patient’s bedside.
“In healthcare, physician burnout is a real thing, especially in rural settings where primary care providers work in a clinic all day, along with care for their patients in the hospital around the clock,” said Windom Area Health’s CEO, Shelby Medina, as she explained the need for the service. “ Not only is this difficult on our providers, but it also makes it difficult to recruit new providers to rural communities, that may be looking for more work/life balance.”
Check the Feb. 23 Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition for more details on this story.
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