HSHS St. Nicholas turns to Eagle for telemedicine stroke care services to improve patient access to specialist care and provide work-life balance for onsite staff.

HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is a 185-bed nonprofit community hospital associated with the Eastern Wisconsin Division of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). Located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the hospital treated its first patient in 1890.

CHALLENGE: Telemedicine Stroke Care

St. Nicholas had one neurologist on staff who was on call 24x7x365. He would consult by phone or in person, providing advice to the ED clinical staff. It was a setup that worked for St. Nicholas, but to take some of the work load off the neurologist, the hospital began to look for options to provide him with much needed support.

Neurology Teleconsultation


Telemedicine Stroke Care

Telemedicine Stroke Care - Leapfrog Safety Grade

Average door-to-needle (DTN) time down from 90 minutes to 52 minutes

Telemedicine Stroke Care - Total Ventilator Days

Patients treated with Alteplase increased from 7  to 15 in a single year

Telemedicine Stroke Care - ICU ALOS Down

Average response time for the TeleStroke team is less than 4 minutes

““The Eagle TeleNeurologists are very knowledgeable and dedicated to caring for stroke patients. The program made a significant
difference even with the very first case. There was no waiting”

– Sarah Badalamenti, Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. Nicholas Stroke Program