Dignity Health Central Coast Announces Neuroscience and Stroke Program Affiliation with Stanford and Telemedicine Robot Media Day

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), which are Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals, is hosting a Media Day to announce our Stanford affiliation and introduce the Dignity Health Telemedicine Robots.

WHO: Members of the media are invited to attend the Dignity Health Telemedicine Robot Media Day to see a live demonstration of the new robots and learn about our Stanford affiliated Neuroscience program.

WHAT:          Media Day for Dignity Health Telemedicine Robots

WHERE: The Dignity Health Telemedicine Robot Media Day will take place at the Marian Regional Medical Center Conference Center, located at the corner of South Palisade Drive and East Church Street in Santa Maria.

WHEN:          Wednesday, July 30, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHY: Dignity Health Central Coast’s latest advancement in health care are

the Dignity Health Telemedicine Robots, which link physicians at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center and Marian

Regional Medical Center, to Stanford’s internationally recognized

stroke center and a network of Dignity Health neurologists. In the event of an immediate, specialty neurologic consultation, telemedicine will be beneficial to ensure full coverage. Neuroscience experts are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help assure the best care possible for our patients. Our partnership with Stanford, along with the addition of the Telehealth Robots, is designed to meet the time constraints present in a critical care setting.

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Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems, a 21-state network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics.  Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate and affordable high-quality, patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved.  In 2012, Dignity Health provided $1.6 billion in charitable care and services.  For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org.  You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.