Elbert Memorial Hospital Partners with Equum Medical to Revolutionize Tele-critical Care

May 14, 2024
Article written by Equum Medical

Hospital partnership for tele-critical care services.

ELBERTON – Elbert Memorial Hospital, a leading healthcare provider in Elbert County and surrounding communities, is proud to announce its strategic partnership with Equum Medical, a pioneering force in tech-enabled, multi-specialty telehealth services. This collaboration aims to enhance the hospital's high acuity clinical care capabilities, ensuring residents of Elbert and surrounding counties receive high-quality, specialized healthcare services without the need to travel far from home.

This partnership marks a significant milestone in Elbert Memorial Hospital's commitment to leveraging digital innovation to improve healthcare access and outcomes in rural communities. By integrating Equum Medical's telehealth services, the hospital will address critical gaps in care, particularly in high-acuity cases, while also supporting bedside nurses through collaboration with a national network of specialists. In 2023, the National Rural Health Association designated Equum Medical its exclusive HIT Coalition partner to prioritize initiatives that revolutionize care for rural Americans through more widespread and effective use of electronic records and telehealth services. Equum is a Gold Member of the NRHA and it’s innovative care delivery models, like ProviderPOD™ have grown to be a nationally trusted telehealth partner for rural hospitals.

"Elbert Memorial Hospital has always been dedicated to providing our community with the best possible healthcare," said Tyler Taylor, CEO of EMH. "Our partnership with Equum Medical enables us to keep critical care local, giving our patients confidence in the quality and accessibility of the care they receive. This collaboration not only strengthens our healthcare delivery but also bolsters our resilience against workforce shortages and burnout."

Equum Medical brings to the partnership a robust platform of telehealth-enabled services, designed to complement and enhance the existing capabilities of rural hospitals. "Our mission at Equum Medical has always been to ensure that every patient, regardless of their location, has access to the highest quality of care," said Dr. Corey Scurlock, CEO of Equum Medical. "Rural hospitals like Elbert Memorial Hospital are perfectly positioned to benefit from telehealth technology. Through this partnership, we're excited to support Elbert Memorial Hospital in delivering exceptional, high-acuity care and in fostering stronger collaboration among inpatient care teams."

The partnership is set to address the pressing needs of rural healthcare systems by providing timely access to specialized care, thereby improving patient outcomes and satisfaction. It represents a forward thinking approach to healthcare, where technology and human expertise come together to serve communities better.

About Equum:

Equum Medical is a nationally recognized, tech-enabled clinical services company that provides the people and processes that ensure investments in telehealth technology succeed in transforming inpatient care. Equum's clinical services platform focuses on the acute care population spanning ED, ICU, nursing and sitter solutions. Learn more here at equummedical.com.

Contact:

Karsten Russell-Wood
Chief Marketing Officer, Equum Medical
karsten.russell-wood@equummedical.com

About Elbert Memorial Hospital:

Elbert Memorial Hospital is a 25-Bed Critical Access Hospital that has been providing exceptional and compassionate healthcare to Elbert and surrounding counties for over 70 years. To learn more about Elbert Memorial Hospital visit www.emhcare.net

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