DCMC Announces New Technology for Stroke Patients

Door County Medical Center (DCMC) announces a new, state-of-the-art technology that brings faster, improved care for patients suffering from stroke. Telestroke is telemedicine technology that connects stroke patients and their on-site emergency department physicians with board-certified neurologists, allowing for quicker diagnosis and treatment of stroke.

“When someone is having a stroke, every minute that passes before they receive appropriate medical care can impact their quality of life,” says Sandy Vandertie, director of emergency services at DCMC. “This advanced technology connects the patient with a neurologist within minutes, improving outcomes and reducing the long-term impact of a stroke.”

DCMC’s new Telestroke technology is part of their recently announced partnership with HSHS. “This is just one way that our new partnership with HSHS is bringing additional services and value to our community,” says Vandertie. Purchase of the Telestroke technology was supported by Wisconsin Public Service.

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