Stone County Hospital


SCH New Partnership with Memorial Hospital’s Stroke Center

Time is critical when assessing and treating a stroke. Patients need to receive specialized care within the first hour of arrival to the hospital. Technology linking Stone County Hospital’s Emergency Department to neurologists at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport is helping decrease the time to assess and begin treatment of stroke patients.

The Telestroke Network is a secure two-way audio/video link that allows immediate access for the emergency physician, neurologist, patient, family and care-givers to see and talk with each other to effectively assess the medical situation and discuss critical next steps. The connection allows the off-site neurologist to visually examine the patient and to examine CT scans. This new partnership allows Stone County Hospital patients to receive expert stroke care in our local emergency room from stroke specialists from the Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center.