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Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Partners with Research Medical Center to Provide Advanced Capabilities for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Stroke

Clinton, Mo. – (March 15, 2019) – Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) is pleased to announce its partnership with Research Medical Center and its Comprehensive Stroke Center, a part of HCA Midwest Health, the leading healthcare provider in the Kansas City area, to advance its capabilities for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke.

At GVMH, patients and caregivers now have 24-hour, on-call access to prominent stroke and neuroscience experts through the Tele-Stroke Network at Research Medical Center. In conjunction with reviewing CT scans, a specially trained neurologist will assess and monitor a patient’s heart rate and breath sounds, observe mobility in arms and legs and check vision and hearing through a telemedicine robot. The administration of clot-busting drugs and other life-saving clinical decisions can also be made quickly between local caregivers and the tele-neurologist.

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“With the launch of our new tele-neurology program, we improve patient access to specialized care and augment the services we provide,” said Craig Thompson, chief executive officer at GVMH. “Our partnership with Research Medical Center provides us an around-the-clock connection to highly-skilled neurologists and enables us to meet the needs of patients as well as any facility anywhere. It also allows more patients to remain close to home for their care and enhances our time-to-treatment for stroke patients, which is crucial.”

“Every second counts when it comes to a stroke and Research Medical Center is proud to deliver world-class technology and neurological resources through the Tele-Stroke Network to GVMH and its patients,” said Jackie DeSouza -Van Blaricum, chief executive officer at Research Medical Center.

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