MAMOU, LA– A new partnership between Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) and Savoy Medical Center is bringing telecardiology services to Mamou, offering patients the opportunity to receive world-class cardiovascular care from their local hospital, 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.
As a part of this partnership, cardiologists at Cardiovascular Institute of the South will provide 24/7 consultation for patients both already admitted to, or in the emergency room, at Savoy Medical Center. They are able to conduct a full interview and even use a digital stethoscope to listen to heart sounds, allowing them to make thorough examinations and treat patients remotely. This means the highest-quality cardiovascular care for patients with a lesser need to transfer to larger, distant hospitals.
Telecardiology is a form of telemedicine that connects patients to an offsite cardiologist through digital communication, such as a telehealth robot. Telecardiology creates a unique patient experience, allowing patients to see a cardiovascular specialist at a remote hospital without leaving their community.
“Telemedicine is transforming healthcare,” said CIS CEO David Konur. “This partnership will enhance the cardiovascular services available at the hospital, and our cardiologists will bring world-class care to patients in Mamou by meeting them where they are.”
“It is not very often in healthcare that we get to be part of something truly special,” states Savoy Medical Center’s CEO Lance Armentor. “I am extremely excited about the partnership between Savoy Medical Center and CIS that will truly service the people of Evangeline Parish. This partnership brings world class cardiology care to our doorsteps. No longer will people have to travel outside of the area to receive the best cardiovascular care they deserve.”