TeleNocturnist Program Improves Care in Rural Community, Reduces Transfers
AnMed Health Cannon, a rural hospital located in Pickens, South Carolina, looked to Telemedicine to improve clinical capability at night, increase access and reduce transfers. Eagle TeleMedicine’s hospitalist program was explored, vetted by medical staff leadership and retained to improve clinical capability at nights.
Today, a small group of Eagle hospitalists provide support to approximately 40 patients per month. Dr. Chioma Udogu, M.D. is a member of the AnMed Health Cannon Telemedicine team and a proud resident of South Carolina. Dr. Udogu is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician with 10 years experience as a hospitalist. She recently shared her thoughts about how the program is going:
As a South Carolinian, it is my pleasure to care for patients in the Pickens community. I am proud to be part of the AnMed Cannon team. At Eagle, we work hard to collaborate with the onsite staff. The nurses and doctors at AnMed makes my job easier, which allows me to help patients.