Patients at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby have 24-hour access to Abbott Northwestern stroke care experts via the Allina Telehealth Network. The Allina Telehealth Network allows Abbott Northwestern stroke neurologists in Minneapolis, from the Noran Neurological Clinic, to provide real-time, around-the-clock neurological assessments via Telehealth equipment placed in CRMC’s emergency department.
Allina is a leading resource for comprehensive stroke care with 24-hour access to neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons. Access to this level of expertise and diagnosis improves timeliness of stroke care, which results in a greater chance for a successful recovery and reduces long-term disability resulting from stroke.
Telehealth enables more rapid assessment by stroke experts for patients in regional areas, improving patient satisfaction and outcomes by allowing patients to receive care close to home, improving quality, and ensuring a well coordinated transfer when more advanced treatment is required.