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Truman Medical Centers & Specialists On Call Now Deliver Neurologists Directly to Missouri's Stroke Patients

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the nation's leading provider of acute care telemedicine services, announced today that its on-going expansion includes delivering emergency on-call services in Missouri. SOC's recent agreement with Truman Medical Centers (TMC) ensures that patients suffering from stroke or any other neurologic emergency will have immediate 24/7/365 access to board certified, fellowship trained neurologists via telemedicine.

Truman Medical Centers is a not-for-profit, two acute-care hospital system serving Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs. TMC Hospital Hill and TMC Lakewood are academic health centers providing state-of-the-art, quality healthcare to the greater metropolitan area. TMC's focus on patient service and commitment to innovation has made them the leading healthcare provider in Kansas City.

“We are the medical provider of choice in Kansas City and Jackson County,” commented Dr. Mark Steele, Truman Medical Centers' CMO. “We've distinguished ourselves by delivering high service levels as measured by patient experience and clinical outcomes. We continually explore and invest in new services that will improve patient healthcare and this teleneurology service is another benefit for our community that will bring the most effective care directly to patients suffering a stroke.”

Specialists On Call currently provides teleneurology services to hospitals in twenty-five states and has conducted more than 50,000 consultations via telemedicine since the company's inception. In addition to providing an industry leading teleneurology, SOC also offers hospitals a telepsychiatry service that helps medical facilities with acute cases in their Emergency Department as well as with coverage and consultations to inpatient psychiatric units. Specialists On Call's reliability and performance has earned them both a leadership position within the telemedicine industry as well as the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.

Specialists On Call's CEO, Dr. Joe Peterson, added, “Truman Medical Centers is a great hospital system in Missouri. They are a progressive and renowned system with a track record of clinical excellence. Together we will provide stroke patients with access to some of the best neurologists in healthcare. Telemedicine is an amazingly effective tool that overcomes any obstacles to the delivery of high quality healthcare and we look forward to helping TMC Hospital Hill and Lakewood serve their community.”

Truman Medical Centers

Truman Medical Centers is a not-for-profit, two acute-care hospital health system in Kansas City. The TMC Health System includes TMC Hospital Hill, TMC Lakewood, TMC Behavioral Health, the Jackson County Health Department and a number of primary care practices throughout Eastern Jackson County. Recently named one of the nation's top academic medical centers, TMC is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry and specializes in chronic disease management, orthopaedics, family medicine, women's health, and trauma services.

For more information, please call 816-404-3785 or visit www.trumed.org.

About Specialists On Call

Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), is a Joint Commission-accredited organization that is changing emergency medicine. As the leading provider of emergency telemedicine consultations, SOC gives hospitals vital 24/7/365 access to more than 65 board certified, fellowship trained academic specialists, each with a minimum of 10 years experience. With operations on both coasts, SOC provides more than 2,000 emergency consultations per month for hospitals nationwide and hospital systems such as Vanguard Health Systems, HCA, Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

For more information please visit www.specialistsoncall.com.

Specialists On Call, Inc.
Amy Levitt, 571-882-0722
Marketing Director
levitt@soctelemed.com

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