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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on May 16, 2008

GHS Teams With MUSC For Telestroke Program

Friday, May 16, 2008

Georgetown, SC- Georgetown Hospital System is partnering with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in the MUSC REACH Stroke Network. Supported in part by Health Sciences South Carolina, this potentially life-saving network provides patients with immediate, 24/7 access to the stroke care experts at MUSC.

The longer a stroke patient waits to receive care, the greater the chances of permanent disability or even death. Working with MUSC stroke experts, doctors at Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Waccamaw Community Hospital can diagnose and treat stroke patients with the latest therapies within the crucial three-hour window of a stroke's occurrence. This gives patients the best chance of returning to pre-stroke health. The computer-assisted program provides advanced Web technology that puts GHS emergency department personnel in contact with MUSC upon the arrival of a stroke patient.

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