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Telestroke at Mercy Regional Medical Center: Enabling Mercy to connect with stroke experts far away
Immediate treatment can often make the difference between a lifelong disability and a return to normalcy. Mercy's clinical teams and local physicians have been utilizing
Centura Health's Stroke Network
to ensure the residents of Durango and surrounding communities receive expert neurological care and precise diagnosis.
Reducing death and disability caused by
, Telestroke is a state-of-the-art, on-demand option in stroke care that enhances services available at Mercy. Through secure high-speed network videoconferencing and image-sharing technology, Mercy is able to connect with Centura Health stroke specialists - in real time - to rapidly assess and treat patients exhibiting
signs of stroke
, narrowing the window of time necessary to minimize permanent injury to the brain.
Mercy Regional Medical Center became the first hospital in the statewide network to connect with stroke teams with comprehensive capability at Littleton Adventist Hospital's acute-certified stroke center in Metro Denver.
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