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September News Release - Passport 55 presents “An Introduction to Tele-neurology"


NEWS RELEASE  -  September 1, 2016  -  Contact:  Betty Weemes .. 787-5117

Strokes cause 130,000 deaths each year in the U.S. – calculate it, that’s 1 of every 20 deaths due to a stroke.  One innovative method of medical support that addresses this issue is tele-neurology at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.  

Tele-neurology will be the focus of Passport 55 on Thursday, September 15, 10:00 a.m., at the Roby Adult Center.  Emergency Department Nurse Manager, Melissa Britton, RN, BSN, CEN, will provide information about this exciting and, potentially, life-saving technology which allows greater access to top physicians.


Photo:  Melissa Britton, RN, BSN, CEN, Emergency Department Nurse Manager

Laughlin Memorial Hospital recently introduced Tele-neurology technology which connects physicians and patients with the world-class neurologists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  This technology enables Laughlin Memorial Hospital’s physicians to provide faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment strategy for neurological conditions such as strokes, transient ischemic attacks, and seizures.

The new Tele-neurology service is available to patients who utilize Laughlin’s Emergency Services Department and all inpatient areas.

The introduction of this new medical technology is in keeping with Laughlin’s commitment of allowing patients and their families to remain close to home when they need specialized medical treatment.

Passport 55 is open to the public as a free community service.  It is presented each third Thursday of the month, 10:00 a.m., Roby Adult Center at 203 North College Street, by Laughlin Memorial Hospital, in partnership with the adult center.

For additional information, contact Laughlin Health Care Foundation at 787-5117.