OLLA, LA – A new partnership between Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) and Hardtner Medical Center is bringing telecardiology services to the town of Olla and surrounding communities, offering patients the opportunity to receive world-class cardiovascular care from their local hospital, 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. As a part of this partnership, cardiologists at Cardiovascular Institute of the South, based in south Louisiana, will provide 24/7 consultation for patients in the emergency room and for patients already admitted to Hardtner Medical Center. They are able to conduct a full interview and even use a digital stethoscope to listen to heart sounds, allowing them to make thorough examinations and treat patients remotely. This means the highest-quality cardiovascular care for patients without the need for transfers to larger hospitals. Telecardiology is a form of telemedicine that connects patients to an offsite cardiologist through digital communication, such as a telehealth robot. Telecardiology creates a unique patient experience, allowing patients to see a cardiovascular specialist at a remote hospital without leaving their community. “Telemedicine is transforming healthcare,” said CIS CEO David Konur. “This partnership will enhance the cardiovascular services available at the hospital, and our cardiologists will bring world-class care to patients in Olla by meeting them where they are.”
“We are so excited to be able to add telecardiology services to our growing list of specialties,” said Paul G. Mathews, CEO of Hardtner Medical Center. “Cardiovascular Institute of the South’s expertise matched with Hardtner’s superior emergency medical care will provide the quick response that is needed when it comes to issues with the heart. In having cardiology services available to our emergency physicians as well as consultation for our hospital in-patients, exceptional care close to home can truly be accomplished.”
To learn more about CIS and its team of cardiologists, visit www.cardio.com.
About Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Founded by Dr. Craig Walker in 1983, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is a world-leader in preventing, detecting and treating cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease. CIS offers a comprehensive heart and vascular program with expert physicians trained in many specialties, including internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, lipid management, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, valve disease and interventional cardiovascular procedures. CIS has earned international acclaim as a pioneer of research, development and education, as well as an innovator in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. With a dedicated team of more than 850 team members, CIS provides comprehensive cardiovascular care at 20 locations across Louisiana and Mississippi, with nine telemedicine programs. CIS remains at the forefront of technology, providing the highest-quality, compassionate care. This mission has guided the institute for more than 37 years of excellence. For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit www.cardio.com.