FARMERVILLE, LA– A new partnership between Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) and Union General Hospital is bringing telecardiology services to the town of Farmerville and surrounding communities, 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, based in south Louisiana, will provide 24/7 consultation for patients in the emergency room and for patients already admitted to Union General Hospital. 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 Farmerville by meeting them where they are.”
“Our mission is to provide quality service with compassionate care by providing exceptional healthcare with compassion and respect,” said Evalyn Ormond, CEO, Union General Hospital. “The telecardiology partnership with Cardiovascular Institute of the South completely aligns with our mission by bringing world-class cardiologist with compassionate bedside manners to our patients so they stay close to home.”