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MEDS’ Client St. Mary’s Hospital Offers Pediatric Telemedicine

June 8th, 2016

St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, IL, which MEDS has served for more than 20 years, now collaborates on medical evaluations for pediatric patients with SLUCare physicians at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Hospital.

Ranked in U.S. News’ 2015-2016 Best Children’s Hospitals, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital has been caring for the children of St. Louis and beyond since 1956.

Although SSM Cardinal Glennon is located more than 80 miles away, through the pediatric telemedicine program families at St. Mary’s Hospital are able to receive emergency and specialized consultations, evaluations and exams from SLUCare physicians without leaving the Emergency or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) department.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon’s pediatric telemedicine program provides:

  • Real-time remote consultation and evaluation through interactive, high-definition video and audio communication
  • Around-the-clock remote health care without a transfer to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Same SSM Health electronic health record for care of your child

This is the first and only pediatric telemedicine program in Southern Illinois. “Having access to this level of pediatric specialists who can provide consultation for young patients ensures exceptional, high-quality, and timely care,” said Susie Robbins, RN, MSN, and Director Emergency Services, SSM Health, St. Mary’s Hospital.

About MEDS

MEDS, based in O’Fallon, Illinois, provides staffing and management solutions that improve hospital department performance. For more than 30 years, MEDS has worked with hospitals to provide high-quality health care and effective management solutions for emergency departments and hospitalist medicine that reflect MEDS’ commitment to superior service, responsiveness, accountability, and providing a stable workforce of the best and the brightest emergency physicians.