News Release: Access Physicians and Cuero Regional Hospital Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Telemedicine Partnership Bringing Cardiology Care to Local Residents
Jan. 6, 2020 (Cuero, Texas) – One year after launching a telecardiology service with Access Physicians, Cuero Regional Hospital has been able to keep more than 100 heart patients from being transferred to remote locations for care, away from family and friends and known care providers. Prior to the partnership with Access Physicians, local residents requiring cardiology care had to be transferred to other hospitals farther away.
“There’s no reason that someone’s zip code should determine their access to the best clinical resources,” said Chris Gallagher, M.D., CEO, Access Physicians. “Cuero residents rely on Cuero Regional to be there for them, no matter their health care need or challenge. With our partnership, Cuero Regional is keeping keep that promise.”
“To be responsive to the needs of our patients and community, Cuero Regional needed to be able to offer on-site cardiology, but recruitment challenges and physician shortages made that impossible,” said Lynn Falcone, CEO, Cuero Regional. “With Access Physicians, our patients now have the same high quality cardiology care at a moment’s notice as patients in other hospitals with on-site physicians.”
Through the partnership, Cuero Regional connects with an Access Physician, board-certified cardiologist via secure, high-resolution technology in minutes. On-site nurses and health care providers and other physicians have access to the highest level of consultation to diagnose, treat and manage patients with congestive heart failure, arrhythmias and other heart-related conditions.
Access Physicians is a multispecialty physician group that combines clinical workflows, peer-referenced specialists, and a world-class telemedicine experience supported with a clinical sense of urgency. Current clients include Fortune 500 healthcare enterprises, independent rural and community hospitals, regional hospital networks, and the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals. The company has also received exclusive endorsements, including being the first telemedicine company to be endorsed by a hospital association. The Texas Hospital Association, the second largest in the country representing 8 percent of U.S. hospitals, named Access Physicians as an endorsed partner for telemedicine needs in 2019, followed by the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals.