Allina Telehealth Network launches at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

Robb Pastor, Director of Hospital Nursing at CRMC is shown with the Remote Presence RP-7 Robot that allows Abbott Northwestern stroke experts to examine patients at CRMC emergency room.

[Northland Press, April 05, 2011] Patients at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby now have 24-hour access to Abbott Northwestern stroke care experts via the Allina Telehealth Network.

The Allina Telehealth Network allows Abbott Northwestern stroke neurologists in Minneapolis, from the Noran Neurological Clinic, to provide real-time, around-the-clock neurological assessments via Telehealth equipment placed in CRMC’s emergency department.

“This new technology gives our local Emergency Room physician’s immediate access to the specialists at Abbott Northwestern that can assist in making the critical decisions needed for a patient’s timely stroke care,” said Rob Westin, MD, CRMC’s Emergency Department Medical Director.

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