It was standing room only as Angel Medical Center introduced the newest member of their healthcare team during a public reception on Wednesday, May 15. The Telestroke Robot literally rolled in to action to demonstrate its capabilities to those in attendance.
“We’re excited to bring this new technology to our community that will afford our patients another level of care,” said Martin Wadewitz, Interim CEO. “With the telestroke robot, possible stroke victims can be remotely diagnosed by neurologists with Mission Hospital. This will allow our healthcare team to take the necessary steps during the first critical hours of care.”
Carrie Castellion, director of Telemedicine with Mission Hospital, conducted the demonstration with Dr. Reid Taylor, Neurologist linked live to the audience via the robot’s screen. Dr. Taylor fielded questions from the audience and demonstrated the technology’s capabilities in diagnosing strokes.