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I-70 Community Hospital Advances Rural Health Care with Telemedicine Services

KC Specialists Ramp-up to Keep Pace with the Rural Hospital

Telemedicine is not futuristic, far-fetched or out of reach—at least not for I-70 Community Hospital. For some time now, the 15-bed, critical access hospital has enabled patients to receive follow-up care with out-of-town physicians at their Sweet Springs and Concordia facilities.

“To look at our facility you would never imagine that we have one of the most robust telemedicine units available in the state of Missouri,” James Noble said, director of lab, marketing and technology at the Hospital.  “We are currently working with specialists in Kansas City who are going into high gear to install telemedicine capability just so they can work with the equipment that currently exists at our small, rural hospital.”  

“Telemedicine is ideal for rural communities like Sweet Springs,” said Julie Davenport, the Hospital’s CEO. “It’s especially ideal for elderly patients who no longer have a comfort level with driving into the city. This technology allows patients to forego long drive-times, traffic congestion and long stints in the waiting room. Instead, they drive to the Hospital and visit with a specialist remotely—in some instances they are back home in as little as 30 minutes.”

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