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Rideout Memorial Hospital and Specialists On Call Now Delivering 24/7 Emergency Telepsychiatry Service in California


Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the leading provider of acute care telemedicine services, today announced that it has launched emergency telepsychiatry services in the state of California and will provide around-the-clock emergency psychiatric on-call coverage to Rideout Memorial Hospital. This collaborative effort will provide Rideout Memorial's critical psychiatric patients with 24/7/365 access to board certified psychiatrists.

Rideout Memorial Hospital is a 173-bed not-for-profit regional hospital serving the communities of Yuba/Sutter and surrounding counties. The system has a long history of providing advanced medical services to the region as well as offering a full continuum of care for patients.

Specialists On Call's telepsychiatry service will add to Rideout Memorial Hospital's clinical capabilities and provide around-the-clock access to an elite team of psychiatrists. The telepsychiatry service will respond within one hour of initial contact and help providers with any psychiatric emergency. Specialists On Call currently provides teleneurology services to 19 other California hospitals, including Rideout, which is now the first medical facility to launch telepsychiatry service in the state.

Theresa Hamilton, CEO of Rideout Health remarked, “We are thrilled to offer our patients and community another progressive treatment option for this specialty care. Telepsychiatry is a forward thinking solution for patients needing the best possible care in the shortest amount of time. We're proud of this new service line and look forward to helping the members of our community that require this medical attention.”

“We are excited to launch our telepsychiatry service in California with Rideout Memorial Hospital,” said Dr. Alby Penalver, SOC's Telepsychiatry Medical Director. “They are a respected medical center at the vanguard of healthcare delivery and a terrific partner. We look forward to working with them and helping mental health patients in their community as well as throughout the state of California.”

About Rideout Memorial Hospital

Rideout Memorial Hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit medical center that is part of the non-profit community based healthcare system known as Rideout Health Group. Rideout Memorial Hospital is an award winning medical facility that emphasizes community healthcare. Their mission is to provide compassionate and superior healthcare to everyone in their local community and region and have been doing so since 1907.

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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.

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