Sparta Community Hospital partners with SSM Health Cardinal Glen - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Sparta Community Hospital partners with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon to bring doctors closer to patients

TeleED will bring doctors closer to patient through communication technology. (Source: Sparta Community Hospital) TeleED will bring doctors closer to patient through communication technology. (Source: Sparta Community Hospital)
SPARTA, IL (KFVS) -

In early 2018, Sparta Community Hospital will be getting the voice and expertise of a SLUcare Emergency Room Physician at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. Physicians with SLUcare can be at a child's bedside through advanced communication technology between SCH Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon called TeleED.

Telemedicine is the process of using electronic communication between doctors in different locations to exchange information that can improve a patient's health.

Throughout Missouri and Illinois, pediatricians from Saint Louis University School of Medicine (SLUCare) at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon use many forms of telemedicine to assist doctors in Sparta Community Hospital diagnosis and treat children.

Through enhanced video and audio technology, children are able to receive immediate, real-time, remote consultation and evaluation without a transfer to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon.

Although patients may have to travel to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon for additional care, a diagnosis and treatment can be provided to patients at Sparta Community Hospital. In some cases, telemedicine will prevent a family from having to travel to St. Louis.

SLUcare physicians will be available 24/7 for any patient in need.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Kennett Police: Caruthersville, MO woman leaves children in vehicle, arrested

    Kennett Police: Caruthersville, MO woman leaves children in vehicle, arrested

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-06-22 13:24:35 GMT
    A Kennett woman was arrested on warrants and child endangerment (Source: KFVS)A Kennett woman was arrested on warrants and child endangerment (Source: KFVS)
    A Kennett woman was arrested on warrants and child endangerment (Source: KFVS)A Kennett woman was arrested on warrants and child endangerment (Source: KFVS)

    A Caruthersville, Missouri woman has been arrested after police in Kennett said she left three children unattended in a vehicle.

    A Caruthersville, Missouri woman has been arrested after police in Kennett said she left three children unattended in a vehicle.

  • Vienna, IL police attempt to identify two men accused of retail theft

    Vienna, IL police attempt to identify two men accused of retail theft

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:49:01 GMT
    The suspects are accused of retail theft at a Dollar General store (Source: Vienna IL Police Department)The suspects are accused of retail theft at a Dollar General store (Source: Vienna IL Police Department)
    The suspects are accused of retail theft at a Dollar General store (Source: Vienna IL Police Department)The suspects are accused of retail theft at a Dollar General store (Source: Vienna IL Police Department)

    The police department officials asked for help identifying the individuals in the Vienna Dollar General Store on Thursday, June 21 at 9:35 p.m.

    The police department officials asked for help identifying the individuals in the Vienna Dollar General Store on Thursday, June 21 at 9:35 p.m.

  • First Alert: Temps much cooler today, more rain possible

    First Alert: Temps much cooler today, more rain possible

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:52 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:52:44 GMT
    There could be rain in the future for the Northern counties (Source: KFVS)There could be rain in the future for the Northern counties (Source: KFVS)
    There could be rain in the future for the Northern counties (Source: KFVS)There could be rain in the future for the Northern counties (Source: KFVS)

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says the cooler weather will stick around today because clouds and rain showers will rotate through.

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says the cooler weather will stick around today because clouds and rain showers will rotate through.

Powered by Frankly