Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory Joins Telestroke Network
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 8, 2014 – Frye
Regional Medical Center in Hickory is the latest hospital to become a member of
Forest Baptist Telestroke Network.
of Frye Regional, a 355-bed acute-care facility, brings to 11 the number of
North Carolina hospitals participating in the system, which is part of the Comprehensive
Stroke Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Telestroke Network provides regional and community hospitals 24-hour access to Wake
Forest Baptist stroke experts through telemedicine robots that have real-time
video teleconferencing and image-sharing capabilities.
“Speed is of the essence when dealing with
acute stroke. Even minutes can make all the difference in the outcome,” said
Charles Tegeler, M.D., professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist and
director of the Telestroke Network. “This system saves precious time and helps
to avoid delays in access to potentially life-saving therapies.”
other members of the Telestroke Network, which was established in November
2009, are Wake Forest Baptist Health—Lexington Medical Center, Wake Forest
Baptist Health—Davie Medical Center, Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta,
Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, Carteret General Hospital in Morehead
City, Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, Granville Health System in
Oxford (in partnership with WakeMed Health & Hospitals), Iredell Memorial
Hospital in Statesville, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville and
Wilkes Regional Medical Center in North Wilkesboro.4/8/2014http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2014/Frye_Regional_Medical_Center_in_Hickory_Joins_Telestroke_Network.htm
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