• HRHF 2017 Fundraising Focus: Telestroke

    May 16, 2017 No comments

    TelestrokeEvery second counts for an individual who experiences a stroke. The wonders of technology now make it possible to reduce a patient’s time from initial evaluation to treatment at Hendricks Regional Health, potentially reducing devastating physical and cognitive side effects.

    How? A special mobile telestroke program. The only one of its kind in the area, made possible by the ingenuity, knowledge and collaboration of HRH neurologist Dr. Scott Cline, our Emergency Department (ED) and Information Systems teams, EMS partners throughout the county, plus HRH Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

    The telestroke program works by equipping local ambulances with iPads that connect first responders with ED physicians at the hospital. Before the patient even arrives, physicians can diagnose an acute stroke and activate the ED team needed to give tPA, the clot-busting medication, much faster than ever before. This bold initiative is a strong new weapon in the fight to reduce the impact of a stroke, which often leads to a loss of independence and quality of life. Click here to learn more about the program.

    This new technology is an asset to everyone in our community. Your gifts to HRH Foundation, participation in and support of our special events, help bring this life-saving service to your family, neighbors, and friends. Join us as we make a difference and save lives. Be a healthcare hero by supporting this project. Visit our website to donate today!

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