How does it feel to have a machine named for you?
“It’s pretty cool,” said 29-year-old firefighter Corey Showers.
What’s even cooler is that it’s no ordinary machine. It’s a robot. More specifically, a telemedicine robot at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston that helped doctors keep Showers from suffering the severe consequences of a stroke.
The robot now officially named “Corey” is Lenoir Memorial’s link to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Telestroke Network, an Internet-based system that gives 20 community hospitals across North Carolina access to 24-hour, real-time, two-way visual and audio communication with acute-stroke experts at Wake Forest Baptist’s main campus in Winston-Salem.