Rideout Memorial Hospital and Specialists On Call Now Delivering 24/7
Emergency Telepsychiatry Service in California
Nation’s Leading Provider of Clinical Telemedicine Services Helps Rideout
Memorial Hospital with Emergency Psychiatric Patients
LOS ANGELES -- October 25, 2012
Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the leading provider of acute care
telemedicine services, today announced that it has launched emergency
telepsychiatry services in the state of California and will provide
around-the-clock emergency psychiatric on-call coverage to Rideout Memorial
Hospital. This collaborative effort will provide Rideout Memorial’s critical
psychiatric patients with 24/7/365 access to board certified psychiatrists.
Rideout Memorial Hospital is a 173-bed not-for-profit regional hospital
serving the communities of Yuba/Sutter and surrounding counties. The system
has a long history of providing advanced medical services to the region as
well as offering a full continuum of care for patients.
Specialists On Call’s telepsychiatry service will add to Rideout Memorial
Hospital’s clinical capabilities and provide around-the-clock access to an
elite team of psychiatrists. The telepsychiatry service will respond within
one hour of initial contact and help providers with any psychiatric emergency.
Specialists On Call currently provides teleneurology services to 19 other
California hospitals, including Rideout, which is now the first medical
facility to launch telepsychiatry service in the state.
Theresa Hamilton, CEO of Rideout Health remarked, “We are thrilled to offer
our patients and community another progressive treatment option for this
specialty care. Telepsychiatry is a forward thinking solution for patients
needing the best possible care in the shortest amount of time. We’re proud of
this new service line and look forward to helping the members of our community
that require this medical attention.”
“We are excited to launch our telepsychiatry service in California with
Rideout Memorial Hospital,” said Dr. Alby Penalver, SOC’s Telepsychiatry
Medical Director. “They are a respected medical center at the vanguard of
healthcare delivery and a terrific partner. We look forward to working with
them and helping mental health patients in their community as well as
throughout the state of California.”
About Rideout Memorial Hospital
Rideout Memorial Hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit medical center that
is part of the non-profit community based healthcare system known as Rideout
Health Group. Rideout Memorial Hospital is an award winning medical facility
that emphasizes community healthcare. Their mission is to provide
compassionate and superior healthcare to everyone in their local community and
region and have been doing so since 1907.
For more information see www.frhg.org.
About Specialists On Call
Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), is a Joint Commission-accredited organization
that is changing emergency medicine. As the leading provider of emergency
telemedicine consultations, SOC gives hospitals vital 24/7/365 access to more
than 65 board certified, fellowship trained academic specialists, each with a
minimum of 10 years experience. With operations on both coasts, SOC provides
more than 2,000 emergency consultations per month for hospitals nationwide and
hospital systems such as Vanguard Health Systems, HCA, Inc. and Tenet
For more information please visit www.specialistsoncall.com
Specialists On Call
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