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Telestroke in Washington Court House

Cutting-Edge Innovations at Fayette County Memorial Hospital

Telestroke, or The Stroke Telemedicine Collaborative, connects doctors at Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) with stroke doctors at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. This modern, innovative program uses advanced teleconferencing technology in the emergency room to confer with experts at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. Together, our doctors and specialists and Ohio State’s experts work to ensure that our patients and their loved ones receive the best and most effective care possible.

Stroke is always a medical emergency. Research shows that treatment by an expert stroke team within three to six hours of your first symptom can slow or stop the effects of stroke.

Telestroke is available to you and your family 24/7.

How Does Telestroke Work?

When you arrive at the emergency room with symptoms of a stroke, a “Stroke Alert” takes place. This alert lets our staff and Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center know that you need immediate help. Ohio State’s stroke team quickly comes together and talks to our providers on special video equipment, right there in the emergency room. To slow or stop your symptoms, Ohio State’s stroke team assists our doctors in giving you treatments that may include dissolving or removing blood clots that cause strokes.

How Does the Telestroke Program Help Me?

  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center—meaning it has been recognized for its specialized stroke care capabilities.
  • Wexner Medical Center’s stroke experts are doctors with extensive experience in stroke care and research. The center also has the only surgeons in central Ohio who can perform both traditional surgery and endovascular surgery. Endovascular surgery is a special type of surgery that helps patients recover more quickly.
  • When a stroke occurs, every minute for the patient counts. The Telestroke program allows our facility to respond swiftly to these patients with the collective insight from the best stroke team in the region.

Have more questions about our Telestroke program here at Fayette County Memorial Hospital? Contact us today to learn more.