Specialists On Call Launches Comprehensive Telepsychiatry Service for
Nation’s Leading Provider of Acute Clinical Telemedicine Services Delivers
Psychiatrists Immediately to Louisiana Patients’ Bedside 24/7/365
BATON ROUGE, La. -- November 14, 2012
Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the leading provider of acute care
telemedicine services, today announced that its ongoing expansion now includes
delivering telepsychiatry services for hospitals in the state of Louisiana.
Specialists On Call’s telepsychiatry service strengthens hospitals’ clinical
capabilities and provides them with around-the-clock access to an elite team
of board certified psychiatrists via telemedicine. SOC responds within one
hour of initial contact and helps providers with consultations in their
emergency department and inpatient psychiatric units as well as works with
local staff on improving the care and treatment for the inpatient population
dealing with co-occurring mental health conditions. SOC has provided several
medical facilities throughout the state with teleneurology services for a
number of years, but their telepsychiatry service is a new offering for
Louisiana hospitals and their mental health patients.
“We’ve had great success in Louisiana and we’re thrilled to expand our
offering there to include telepsychiatry,” remarked Specialists On Call’s
Telepsychiatry Medical Director, Dr. Alby Penalver. “Hospitals nationwide face
a mental healthcare deficit as patient volume continues to increase. Louisiana
is no different and now we offer a solution that delivers the best
psychiatrists immediately to the hospitals that need excellent mental
Specialists On Call currently provides telemedicine services to over 200
hospitals in 23 states. They deliver more than 2,500 emergency consultations
each month and have overseen more than 55,000 emergency cases to date. Their
reliability and performance has earned them both a leadership position within
the telemedicine industry as well as the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of
Joe Peterson, Specialists On Call’s CEO, added, “Telepsychiatry is another
progressive clinical service that we’re proud to offer Louisiana hospitals.
We’ve demonstrated cost savings, length of stay reductions, and improved
outcomes elsewhere and we intend to do the same in Louisiana and be the choice
for on-demand, in-hospital telepsychiatric services.”
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 55 board certified, fellowship trained academic specialists, each with a
minimum of 10 years experience. With operations on both coasts, SOC provides
more than 2,500 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, Inc.
Amy Levitt, Marketing Director
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