Truman Medical Centers & Specialists On Call Now Deliver Neurologists Directly to Missouri’s Stroke Patients

  Truman Medical Centers & Specialists On Call Now Deliver Neurologists
  Directly to Missouri’s Stroke Patients

  Hospital Hill & Lakewood Are First Missouri Hospitals to Collaborate with
   Nation’s Leading Telemedicine Company and Increase Access to Stroke Care

Business Wire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- November 01, 2012

Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the nation’s leading provider of acute care
telemedicine services, announced today that its on-going expansion includes
delivering emergency on-call services in Missouri. SOC’s recent agreement with
Truman Medical Centers (TMC) ensures that patients suffering from stroke or
any other neurologic emergency will have immediate 24/7/365 access to board
certified, fellowship trained neurologists via telemedicine.

Truman Medical Centers is a not-for-profit, two acute-care hospital system
serving Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs. TMC Hospital Hill and TMC
Lakewood are academic health centers providing state-of-the-art, quality
healthcare to the greater metropolitan area. TMC’s focus on patient service
and commitment to innovation has made them the leading healthcare provider in
Kansas City.

“We are the medical provider of choice in Kansas City and Jackson County,”
commented Dr. Mark Steele, Truman Medical Centers’ CMO. “We’ve distinguished
ourselves by delivering high service levels as measured by patient experience
and clinical outcomes. We continually explore and invest in new services that
will improve patient healthcare and this teleneurology service is another
benefit for our community that will bring the most effective care directly to
patients suffering a stroke.”

Specialists On Call currently provides teleneurology services to hospitals in
twenty-five states and has conducted more than 50,000 consultations via
telemedicine since the company’s inception. In addition to providing an
industry leading teleneurology, SOC also offers hospitals a telepsychiatry
service that helps medical facilities with acute cases in their Emergency
Department as well as with coverage and consultations to inpatient psychiatric
units. Specialists On Call’s reliability and performance has earned them both
a leadership position within the telemedicine industry as well as the Joint
Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

Specialists On Call’s CEO, Dr. Joe Peterson, added, “Truman Medical Centers is
a great hospital system in Missouri. They are a progressive and renowned
system with a track record of clinical excellence. Together we will provide
stroke patients with access to some of the best neurologists in healthcare.
Telemedicine is an amazingly effective tool that overcomes any obstacles to
the delivery of high quality healthcare and we look forward to helping TMC
Hospital Hill and Lakewood serve their community.”

Truman Medical Centers

Truman Medical Centers is a not-for-profit, two acute-care hospital health
system in Kansas City. The TMC Health System includes TMC Hospital Hill, TMC
Lakewood, TMC Behavioral Health, the Jackson County Health Department and a
number of primary care practices throughout Eastern Jackson County. Recently
named one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, TMC is the primary
teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of
Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry and specializes in chronic disease
management, orthopaedics, family medicine, women’s health, and trauma

For more information, please call 816-404-3785 or visit

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
Healthcare Corporation.

For more information please visit


Specialists On Call, Inc.
Amy Levitt, 571-882-0722
Marketing Director
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