Live Demonstration Audience At St. Luke’s To Include Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, Speaker Joe Straus
Patients at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas will have access to The NeuroScience Center at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital neurologists through a new collaborative partnership using telestroke technology. As a leading health care provider in South Texas with Primary Stroke Center Certification, Valley Baptist is taking initiative to develop a stroke network that will serve its large, diverse population of stroke patients having only two neurologists and three neurosurgeons on staff.
Faced with a nationwide shortage of neurologists trained in acute stroke care, state lawmakers will be in attendance to witness the first demonstration of this technology in hopes that it will become a model to be replicated by other facilities throughout Texas.
A live Webcast between St. Luke’s and Valley Baptist with a mock patient demonstrating advanced stoke management will take place a 4:45 p.m. today, Jan. 22. Present will be George Lopez, M.D., Neurointensivist, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, José Suarez, M.D., Neurointensivist, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine. Eric Bershad, M.D., Neurointensivist, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Connie Boyd, Neuroscience Service Line Director, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Valley Baptist Hospital Medical and Administrative Staff in Harlingen, Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus and more than 60 other Texas senators and representatives.