RESTON, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the country’s leading provider of acute clinical telemedicine services, recognizes World Stroke Day today.
“It’s a privilege to be able to support so many people battling this disease and it’s incredibly gratifying to make such a positive impact. Today, we recognize all of the patients, hospitals, physicians and administrators dedicated to this cause. We stand with them in the fight against stroke.”
SOC’s 24/7 TeleNeurology Service provides over 300 hospitals nationwide with immediate access to the world’s best neurologists via telemedicine. SOC represents the largest and most comprehensive stroke network in the world, delivering over 3,100 emergency neurology consultations each month. To date, Specialists On Call has helped nearly 90,000 patients suffering stroke or any other neurologic emergency. In addition to record consult volume, SOC sets the industry standard for clinical quality. Specialists On Call’s rapid response improves stroke outcomes via a remarkable tPA administration rate of 14.2 percent.
“We’re incredibly proud to be a part of World Stroke Day,” commented SOC’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Joe Peterson. “It’s a privilege to be able to support so many people battling this disease and it’s incredibly gratifying to make such a positive impact. Today, we recognize all of the patients, hospitals, physicians and administrators dedicated to this cause. We stand with them in the fight against stroke.”
Specialists On Call supports stroke awareness initiatives in the communities they serve and emphasizes early detection. The acronym F.A.S.T. is the reminder often used to spot stroke symptoms – Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1. If someone shows any of these symptoms, SOC urges you to immediately call 9-1-1 or emergency medical services.
Specialists On Call is the nation’s most experienced and trusted provider of physician consultations via telemedicine. SOC provides over 300 hospitals nationwide with 24/7 TeleNeurology, TelePsychiatry and TeleIntensivist services delivering highly qualified, telemedicine-experienced, board certified, fellowship trained specialty physicians directly to the patient’s bedside. Since inception, SOC has delivered nearly 90,000 consultations, improving the lives of patients and their families. SOC is the first private provider of acute clinical telemedicine services to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and it has maintained that accreditation every year since 2006.
For more information please visit www.specialistsoncall.com.