Another update...good picture this time showing the nurse using the "robot's stethoscope"...and future plans for the robot in the ER...BD
From miles away, Dr. Richard Unger can not only see his patient, but also listen to their heartbeat and review their medical chart because of new robotic technology available at Hancock County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) in Britt. HCMH is the first hospital in Iowa and one of the first in the Mid-West to use a Remote Presence Robot to connect physicians with patients. We were looking for some way to get Dr. Unger to do more here - any device to expand our surgery, said Vance Jackson, HCMH CEO/Administrator.
“It saves me at least half an hour or so driving back to the hospital, and it allows me to be there immediately,” said Unger, a surgeon at HCMH who lives in Boone, Iowa. “It is a huge time saver for me and for my patients.”
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